"On of the land & us today, we are featuring the work of photographer Alan Gignoux — Gignoux’s work stood out to us as a work which has had and continues to have absolute dedication and tireless effort poured into it, to bring to light the goings on around topics such as this. Prior to this project, we ourselves had little-to-no knowledge of the oil sands, and, essentially, the consequences of these works"
Excited and honoured
Our short film, Appalachia: Mountain Tops to Moonscapes is a finalist in the moving image category at this year's AOP Awards.
The ancient mountain forests of Appalachia have been felled and what remains is an eerie, barren landscape of rough-hewn rock. The short film shows the effects of mountain top removal in America's coal heartland.
The Awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Land on the evening of 13 October and followed by the exhibition and a packed program of talks and seminars and workshops under the title of Beyond the Lens running Friday 14 - Monday 17 October.
Work from this growing project is now featured on dodho magazine and its looking great!
Music of exile from the Saharawi of the Western Sahara
Working with www.sandblast-arts.org Film and Stills.
The previously nomadic Saharawi people are now restricted in refugee camps in Algeria, scattered in the Western Sahara and living in small numbers in diaspora across the world. Their music tells of a common identity and struggle - ongoing for 40 years but rarely spoken of.
This short film teaser features some of the founders of the first national, organised Saharawi group, the El Wali Band and acts as an introduction to an ever present and increasingly pressing international issue.
Oil Sands: Roland Woodward argues for the rights of First Nations
A member of the Woodland Cree First Nation, living next to Lake Gregoire Provincial Park, Roland Woodward talks about the economic and environmental issues confronting First Nations since the development of the tar sands.
Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year Exhibition 2015
Appalachia: Mountaintops to Moonscapes - Film Short and Photography from Gignouxphotos: Oil Sands.
Will be shown at The Royal Geographical Society, London
22 June - 10 July 2015
A British Council and AM Qattan Foundation sponsored project in which Alan Gignoux juxtaposes portraits of Palestinian refugees taken where they are today with images of their former homes and villages in Israel.
Exhibited internationally, including the Barbican, London.