In the first exhibition to document statelessness people in the UK, photographer Greg Constantine provides a glimpse into the hidden lives of the people living in the margins of society, denied of basic rights that citizens take for granted. Nationality may be a universal human right, but at least 10 million people around the world live without it. Being stateless can leave victims with no sense of identity, and little or no voice. Many are unable to register the births of their children, go to school, work legally, travel freely, own property or obtain vital documents like passports. Unable to return, and lacking legal status, many find themselves isolated and live in fear of being detained. Greg Constantine is a US documentary photographer who has dedicated his career to long-term projects about human rights, inequality and injustice. He has spent ten years photographing stateless people, including the Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh, Kenya’s Nubians, Kuwaiti Bidoons and the Roma in Europe.
© Greg Constantine
Saatchi gallery – Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY