Outsider Stories


An interview with Dan Giannopoulos

“Sometimes it’s about people being misunderstood, sometimes it’s a celebration of things that have brought disparate people together. But mostly I explore these communities because I think I’ve always seen myself as an outsider.”

Dan Giannopoulos won our second theme of Life Framer Edition V – The Human Body – with a challenging image of an elderly man at a nursing home in Nepal. Our judge, Roger Ballen, praised it for its impact, describing it as “a very real image of the extremes the human body can endure and the state of humanity”.

Keen to know more we put some questions to Dan, asking him about the image and series, photojournalistic ethics, and why he’s so fascinated by documenting outsider communities…