What does it mean to be stateless?
Pulitzer Center-supported photojournalist Greg Constantine explores the idea of statelessness and the effects it has on individuals in the third and final book of his "Nowhere People" series, titled Nowhere People.
On Thursday, March 31, 2016, Constantine visits the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia (WACP) for a book talk and signing. He discusses his 10-year journey surrounding the project as well as the impact he hopes the book will have on readers.
According to the United Nations, more than 10 million people around the world are stateless. This means they aren't recognized by their countries, and many of them do not have birth certificates, passports, or other legal documentation.
Nowhere People puts a human face to the issue and shows the toll the denial of citizenship can have on people and ethnic groups who are excluded from society for reasons beyond their control. The project also provides evidence that millions of people are hidden and forgotten around the globe.
Nowhere People has received praise from various publications including The Atlantic's "Spotlight," Mother Jones, NPR and the Christian Science Monitor.
Greg Constantine was recognized with many awards throughout his career as a photographer, including the Photo of the Year International (POYi), NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Days Japan, the Human Rights Press Awards in Hong Kong and the Amnesty International Media Award for Photojournalism in the UK.
The event is free to WACP members; costs $20 for non-members. Register here.
Book Talk at the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
Thursday, March 31, 2016
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
1 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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