Photography is a powerful tool. Giles Duley uses his craft like no other. Giles offers a first hand glimpse of the harsh reality that is war, poverty and famine.
Giles Duley on his photography and becoming part of the story.
Giles Duley was born in 1971 in London. After 10 years as an editorial photographer in the fashion and music industries in both the US and Europe, Duley began focusing his work on humanitarian projects. He has worked with well respected charities such as Médecins sans Frontiers, IOM and UNHCR to highlight lesser known stories deserving of public attention and action. In 2011, whilst on patrol with 75th Cavalry Regiment, United States Army in Afghanistan, Duley stepped on an improvised explosive device. He was severely injured, losing both legs and an arm. He returned to work in 2012. His work has been exhibited and published worldwide in many respected publications including Vogue, GQ, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Sunday Times, The Observer and New Statesman. In 2010 he was nominated for an Amnesty International Media Award and was a winner at the Prix de Paris in 2010 and 2012. His self-portrait was selected for the 2012 Taylor Wessing Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.