About Alan Gignoux



Gignouxphotos is an established multimedia company, focusing on socio-political and environmental controversies around the world. Working with NGOs such as CARE, Oxfam, and the British Council, our projects have achieved international success. Gignouxphotos demonstrates a commitment to recording the effects of occupation and displacement on individual communities in different parts of the world. Long-term photographic projects have taken us to the Middle-East, North Africa, Canada, and beyond.


Our Work

The company’s best-known body of work, Homeland Lost, is a series of photo essays, looking at long-term refugee crises around the world. The first in the series looks at the Palestinian situation and has been exhibited extensively in the Middle-East and Europe. Homeland Lost is among only a handful of projects addressing the Palestinian refugee crisis to have been exhibited in Israel. More recently, Gignouxphotos has been producing two multimedia projects which investigate environmental questions. These include the ongoing devastation of the Appalachian mountain landscape, and the damage to water systems caused by the Oil Sands in Alberta, Canada.


The founder of Gignouxphotos, Alan Gignoux, has been working as a professional documentary photographer since 2000. Prior to that, he has worked as a documentary researcher and journalist. Alan has completed residencies with the NCAA in Russia, and The Ruchka Centre in Cesis, Latvia.




  • CNN Traveller
  • Creative Boom
  • Foto8
  • Near East Quarterly
  • New York Times
  • Revolve Magazine
  • The Independent
  • The Telegraph
  • World Photography News
  • Many more


  • Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year, London (2015)
  • Exploding Cinema, London (2015)
  • Flagler Film Festival, Florida (2016
  • Flow Photofest, Scotland (2017)
  • Frack Fest, Oklahoma (2015) 
  • Green Culture Festival, Belgrade (2015)
  • Isle of Wight Film Festival (2015)
  • London Film Festival (2015) 
  • Portobello Pop-Up Cinema, London (2015)
  • The International 8th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (2015)
  • The Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival (2015)


  • AOP AWARDS Finalist Shortlisted – Short Film Appalachia: Mountaintops to Moonscapes (2016)
  • Fresh Milk – General Winner (2009) 
  • International Photography Awards – Honourable Mention for ‘The Palestinians’ (2009) 


  • Africa's Last Colony, The Hundred Years Gallery Sandblast Arts, London (2015)
  • doho Magazine Oil Sands (2016) 
  • Edge of Humanity Leaving Clarksdale (2016) 
  • Format Photography Festival Derby, EVIDENCE 2015 Mobile Photo Network (2015) 
  • FQG Gallery Brighton OIL SANDS / TAR SANDS (2017)
  • Homeland Lost: University of Ghent, Belgium (2011); The Linen Hall, (Lakenhalle van Pete) Ypres, Belgium (2010); Palestine: Remembering a Past Homeland, Library of Alexandria (2010), Alexandria, Egypt; Barbican, London (2008); Palestine: Remembering a Past Homeland, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2008); Cinematheque, Tel Aviv, Israel (2008); Linen Hall Library, Belfast, Northern Ireland (2007); Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF), Alexandria, Egypt (2007); Contemporary Image Collective (CIC), Cairo, Egypt (2007); Out of the Ordinary, Dar al' Anda Gallery, Amman, Jordan (2007); Al Madina Theatre, Beirut, Lebanon (2007); Jaffa Cafe and Book Shop, Jaffa, Israel (2006); Jaffa Cultural Centre, Nablus, West Bank (2006); Ethnographic and Art Museum, Birzeit University, Ramallah, West Bank (2006); Bethlehem Peace Centre, Bethlehem (2006); Al Ma'mal Centre for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem (2006) 
  • If By Chance: Juan Bravo Teatro, Hay Festival, Segovia, Spain (2009); Hampstead Theatre, London (2007); Linen Hall, Ypres (2006); City Museum, Tehran, Iran (2003); The Camera Club, Kennington, London (2003)
  • Oil Sands - Curse or Blessing: Brighton Photo Fringe (2014)
  • Photofusion Photo Salon 2015 - Oil Sands (2015) 
  • Royal Geographic Society and The Forestry Commission - Oil Sands and Appalachia, London, then touring nationally (2015)
  • Separation AOP Association of Photographers - Oil Sands Online (2015)
  • Tar Sands: Host Gallery, London (2011)
  • The Saharawi: Rich Mix Cultural Foundation, London (2007); Association of Photographers, London (2007); Host Gallery, London (2007)


  • Associated Press – South Africa
  • British Council – Middle East
  • Market Theatre Photography Workshop – Johannesburg
  • Missouri Photo Workshop – Cuba 
  • Russian Arts Council 2009 NCAA – Russia
  • Care USA – Africa, Middle East and Europe
  • Sandblast – Western Sahara
  • SOS International – Mongolia 
  • World Bank – Lebanon


  • Oil Sands (Photobook / Zine ) ISBN 978-1-9999610-0-8