Giles Duley

Giles Duley

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Born in London in 1971, Giles Duley is an award-winning photographer, writer, documentary maker, public speaker and trustee of the charity EMERGENCY. His work has been published worldwide in publications such as The Observer, Marie Claire, Esquire, FHM and The Times. He recently collaborated with Massive Attack who included his images in the visual graphics for their European tour.

Giles Duley previously worked as an editorial fashion and music photographer for GQ, Vogue, Esquire and Select, among others, photographing the likes of Kings of Leon, Oasis, Mariah Carey, The Black Crowes, Lenny Kravitz and Christian Bale. His portrait of Marilyn Manson was voted by Q Magazine as one of the “Greatest Rock Photographs of All Time”. He then went on to document the lesser known stories of human suffering and resilience around the world, working with NGOs such as Mine Advisory Group, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Handicap International, Save the Children and UNHCR.

In 2011, while documenting the civilian impact of war in Afghanistan, Giles was to “become the story” after stepping on an IED, losing both legs and his left arm. He survived and after 18 months, 30+ operations and rehabilitation he resumed his photographic work. The Channel 4 documentary “Return to the Frontline” about Giles’ return to Afghanistan won the Best International Current Affairs Documentary Prize (2013) at the Association for International Broadcasting awards and the Foreign Press Association Award for TV Documentary Story of the Year (2013). Some of his documentaries include “The Girl Who Lost Her Face” and “Invisible People” both with Channel 4 Unreported World.

Giles is a frequent guest on TV and radio, including Radio 4’s Today, BBC HARDtalk, The One Show, WDR, CNN, NBC and Channel 4 News. He has spoken at TEDx (London, Exeter), Houses of Parliament, Chicago Ideas Week, Bellinzola Photo festival (Switzerland), Frontline club (London), Life is Beautiful (Las Vegas), EG (SanFrancisco) and EESC (European Economic and Social Comity).