Greg Constantine

Dr Greg Constantine

Greg Constantine, PhD is an American/Canadian documentary photographer. He has dedicated his career to long-term, independent projects about underreported or neglected global stories. His work explores the intersection of human rights, inequality, injustice, identity, belonging and the power of the state. He spent over a decade working on the project Nowhere People, which documented the lives and struggles of stateless communities in nineteen countries around the world.

He is the author of three books including: Kenya’s Nubians: Then & Now (2011) and the award winning books: Exiled To Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya (2012) – which was named a 2012 Notable Photo Book of the year by Photo District News Magazine (US) and the Independent on Sunday (UK) – and the book Nowhere People (2015), which was recognized as one of the Top Ten Photo Books of 2015 by Mother Jones Magazine and Photo District News Magazine in the US.

From 2016 to early 2023, Constantine worked on the project SEVEN DOORS, which investigates and exposes the impact of immigration detention on migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in Malaysia, the US, UK, Mexico and several countries in Europe. The project has produced the seven-part, Seven Doors Print Journal.

For the past 17 years, he has been documenting the persecution and genocide of the Rohingya community from Myanmar (Burma). His work on the Rohingya is currently featured in the exhibition, Burma's Path To Genocide at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, of which he was guest curator.

Exhibitions of his work have been shown in over 40 cities worldwide. His work has been published widely and supported with grants from the: Oak Foundation, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Open Society Foundations, Sigrid Rausing Trust, NEO Philanthropy, Blue Earth Alliance, NEO Philanthropy and the National Endowment for Democracy.

In early 2017, he earned his PhD from Middlesex University. He has previously been a 2015 Distinguished Visiting Fellow with the International State Crime Initiative at Queen Mary University of London, a 2017 Artist in Residence of Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada and an 2018/2019 Independent Scholar with the Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF). He is currently a 2022/2023 Early Career Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, which was supported by a fellowship awarded by ISRF.