Documentary photographer @grconstantine
“A society beyond borders is one that embraces diversity, tolerance, imagination and change; one that will not accept indifference, and one that will have the courage to always accept and receive those rejected or pushed into the margins.”
Greg Constantine is an independent documentary photographer born in the United States who works on long‐term, in‐depth projects about human rights and social issues. He believes photography makes an essential contribution to exposing power, intolerance, discrimination and highlighting the humanity of people and communities who have been forced into the margins of society. By working on projects that explore politically sensitive, underreported stories, Constantine’s objective is to not only challenge and question much larger themes about the times in which we live but also to spark discussion, debate and change among the public and policy makers.
In 2005, he moved to Asia and began work on his project, Nowhere People, which documents the struggles of ethnic communities around the world who have had their citizenship denied or stripped from them and are stateless. For the past ten years, Constantine has photographed stateless communities in over eighteen countries around the world.
A book series from the project was launched in 2011 with Kenya’s Nubians: Then & Now, Exiled To Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya in 2012, which named a Notable Photo Book of the Year by the Independent on Sunday and PDN Magazine, and Nowhere People, published in November 2015.
Exhibitions of his work have been held in abandoned buildings, as large scale outdoor projections, in public parks and in galleries and museums in over twenty countries including: Royal Albert Hall in London, Palais des Nations in Geneva, the European Parliament in Brussels, the US Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, the Kibera slum in Nairobi as well as Manila, Bangkok, Tokyo, Jakarta, Madrid & Luxembourg. He has received grants from the Open Society Foundations, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the National Endowment for Democracy and in 2015 was a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Queen Mary University of London.
To see work from his project Nowhere People, please visit: www.nowherepeople.org