About Alan Gignoux

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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.

Born in the United States, Alan lives and works in London.

Published

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

Festivals 

  • Flagler Film Festival ( 2016 ) Florida.
  • London Film Festival ( 2015 ) 
  • Green Culture Festival  Nov 18 -20 2015, Belgrade Serbia
  • Frack Fest Oklahoma ( 2015 ) 
  • Portobello Pop Up Cinema London ( 2015 )
  • Isle of Wight Film Festival (2015)
  • The International 8th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (2015)
  • Exploding Cinema, 2015,  London. Screened, Appalachia: Mountain Tops to Moonscapes. 
  • The Pittsburgh Independent film Festival 2015 Screened, Appalachia: Mountain Tops to Moonscapes.
  • Atkins CIWEM Environmental photographer of the year screened, Appalachia: Mountain Tops to Moonscapes and exhibited photography from The Oils Sands project, work was shown at The Royal Geographical Society, London. (2015)

 Awards

  • AOP AWARDS Finalist shortlisted short film Appalachia: Mountaintops to Moonscapes ( 2016 )
  • Fresh Milk General Winner 2009 
  • International Photography Awards 2009 Honourable mention - ‘The Palestinians’ 

Exhibitions

  • AOP AWARDS  Finalist shortlisted short film Appalachia: Mountaintops to Moonscapes( 2016 ) 
  • doho Magazine Oil Sands ( 2016 ) 
  • Edge of Humanity Leaving Clarksdale ( 2016 ) 
  • Photofusion Photo Salon 2015 - Oil Sands (2015) 
  • Separation AOP Association of Photographers - Oil Sands  Online (2015)
  • Africa's Last Colony, The Hundred Years Gallery - Sandblast Arts, London (2015)
  • Format Photography Festival Derby, EVIDENCE 2015 Mobile Photo Network  (2015) 
  • Royal Geographic Society and The Forestry Commission - Oil Sands and Appalachia , London then toured nationally and was exhibited within Uk forests (2015)
  • Oil Sands - Curse or Blessing: Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton (2014)
  • Tar Sands: Host Gallery, London (2011)
  • 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)
  • The Saharawi: Rich Mix Cultural Foundation, London (2007); Association of Photographers, London (2007); Host Gallery, London (2007)

Commissions

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