Join us on Monday, March 12 from 12noon-1:30pm at Impact HUB in Seattle for lunch and a chance to meet documentary photographer Greg Constantine, whose work on the struggles of stateless communities around the world has produced three books, over 40 international exhibitions and continues to shed light on this underreported issue that impacts the lives of over 12 million people, including the Rohingya community from Burma.
According to the United Nations some ten million people worldwide are stateless. As defined by the UN, statelessness is “a condition of a person who is not considered as a national by any State under the operation of its law.” Today, men, women, children, families and entire communities around the world have been deprived of the fundamental right to a nationality and are not recognized as a citizen by any country.
Greg Constantine is a Blue Earth project photographer and author who has dedicated his career to stories and projects that focus on human rights, inequality, identity and the power of the State.
Constantine will share work from Nowhere People as well as his new project Seven Doors and will discuss documentary photography, today’s landscape of visual culture and the strategies he’s taken to ensure the stories of those he’s photographed are inserted into critical discussions and debates over global human rights issues.
He is the author of three books including: Nowhere People (2015), which was recognized as one of the Top Ten Photo Books of 2015 by Mother Jones Magazine. His work has been widely published and recognized. Solo exhibitions of his work have been shown in over 40 cities worldwide. In late 2016, he earned his Ph.D. from Middlesex University in the UK. He was a 2015 Distinguished Visiting Fellow with the International State Crime Initiative at Queen Mary University of London and a 2017 Artist in Residence of Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada. Since 2006 he has received non-profit fiscal sponsorship from the Seattle-based photography organization, Blue Earth Alliance.
This event is sponsored by Blue Earth Alliance, 4Culture, and Impact Hub.