Alan Gignoux has been working as a professional documentary photographer since 2000 and prior to that as a documentary researcher and journalist. He has demonstrated 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. His 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, he has concentrated 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, Gignoux has made a number of photographic series ranging from short human interest stories to fine art landscapes. Born in the United States, Gignoux lives and works in London.