Zero is a study of the lives and stories of los desplazados (the displaced) in Colombia. Latin America’s oldest democracy is now home to more than 6 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) – second in the world only to Syria.
Joined January 2016
Robert Pennington is a documentary photographer and filmmaker as well as an educator and graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His work in film and photography includes projects in Samoa, New Zealand, Guatemala, Europe, Colombia and Lewiston, Maine. His projects have explored stories of poverty, the environment, indigenous people and, most recently, the refugee crisis/migration in Europe and beyond. Pennington worked for many years in New York, primarily as an editor. His films have shown at Cannes, Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals. His directorial project, Polynesian Power, premiered on ESPN and was also presented on PBS. He has produced, directed and edited projects for ESPN, HBO, Disney, Razorfish and numerous advertising agencies. Pennington owns and operates picturesverite, a company dedicated to exploring the human condition through documentary photography and film. He splits his time between Brooklyn, NY and his home near Portland, Maine. Works from NO PLACE LIKE HOME are currently part of two group shows in New York at 440 Gallery and BRIC|Arts Gallery.