Alan Gignoux

Photographer
         
Camera Obscura
Location: London
Nationality: United Kingdom and United States of America
Biography: Commissions Camera Obscura Refugee project 2019 - present I am using a camera obscura to photograph migrants. Thew subjects appear as blurry figures against a European urban environment that remains clearly in focus. By using this creative... MORE
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Camera Obscura
Copyright Alan Gignoux 2022
Updated Jun 2020
Topics Documentary, Editorial, Photography, Photojournalism
I am using a camera obscura to photograph migrants in Europe, who are rendered invisible by their unresolved immigration status and the EU’s inability to decide upon a cooperative and coordinated response to the migrant crisis.

The camera obscura is a centuries-old technique that here leaves the person obscured, while the background remains in clear focus.  I am using a camera obscura to capture the migrants who appear as blurry figures against European urban environments that remain clearly in focus. By using this creative approach, he seeks to draw attention to the individual human beings suffering as a result of a “not in my back yard” mentality among EU member states.
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