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Gignouxphotos is an established photojournalistic and multimedia company, whose projects focus on the socio-political and environmental aspects of controversial issues around the world. Working with Non-Governmental Organisations such as CARE, Oxfam and the British Council, projects have all achieved international success. The exhibition Homeland Lost was exhibited across the Middle East, including the Cinematic in Tel Aviv, one of the few times that the Palestinian refugee issue has been exhibited in Israel, as well as being showcased in the Palestinian Film Festival at the Barbican in London. Alan Gignoux has been working as a professional documentary photographer since 2000 and prior to that as a documentary researcher and journalist. Demonstrating a commitment to recording the effects of occupation and displacement on individual communities in different parts of the world, including the Middle East, North Africa and Canada, through long-term photographic projects. Best known body of work, Homeland Lost, is a series of photo essays looking at long-term refugee situations throughout the world. The first in the series looks at the Palestinian situation and has been exhibited extensively in the Middle East and Europe, including the Barbican, London and the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam as part of the group exhibition “Palestine 1948: Remembering a Past Homeland.” Recently, concentrating on multimedia projects investigating environmental questions, such as the devastation of the Appalachian landscape following a shift to mountaintop removal mining and the damage to the water system, agriculture and human health caused by the booming tar sands mining industry in Alberta, Canada. In addition, Alan has made a number of photographic series ranging from short human interest stories to fine art landscapes.
Around 5 million Palestinian refugees remain stateless 67 years after the formation of Israel led to their displacement. By juxtaposing portraits of refugees with their former homes in what is today Israel, Alan Gignoux aims to highlight the cost to individuals of the failure of the international community to resolve their situation. http://www.gignouxphotos.com/projects/homeland_lost.php