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 September 30, 2012

A traveling exhibition of photography capturing the plight of stateless people will be on view in the halls of the Kenan Institute for Ethics in the West Duke Building November 1 – March 31.

Over the past five years, photographer Greg Constantine has been working to bring to light the stories of stateless people around the world and give a human face to this global issue. Nowhere People reveals the impact of statelessness on people and communities who find themselves excluded from society by forces beyond their control. The project serves as a reminder of the existence of the millions of stateless people who are hidden and forgotten around the world. Constantine received three grants from the United Nations High Council on Refugees in order to complete this important project.

Photographs from the Nowhere People series have received the Society of Publishers in Asia Award, Days Japan Special Jury Prize, the Human Rights Press Award, and were shortlisted for the Amnesty International Media Award
for Photojournalism. His first book, Kenya’s Nubians: Then & Now was published in 2011 and his second book, Exiled To Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya was released in June 2012. Both are part of a series of books from his project Nowhere People that aim to highlight the issue of global statelessness.

 

Opening Events

Panel discussion with Greg Constantine
November 1, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
101 West Duke Building

Free and open to the public, featuring:
GREG CONSTANTINE | Photographer
TOM RANKIN | Center for Documentary Studies
JOHN MOSES | Pediatrics/Center for Documentary Studies
CHARITY TOOZE | UNHCR

Reception to follow

For more information, call 660-3033 or email Christine Delp: christine.delp@duke.edu