Giles Duley is an award winning photographer, writer, documentary maker, public speaker and trustee of the charity EMERGENCY. He is one of world’s most effective humanitarian documentary photographers, by getting his work published in fashion and lifestyle magazines such as Marie Claire, Esquire, FHM, GQ as well as The Independent, The Times and many others. His recent collaboration with Massive Attack, where his images are part of their visual graphics for the European tour has moved the audiences to silence and the press to write and film.
In his past career, Giles Duley worked as an editorial fashion and music photographer, working for such publications as GQ, Vogue, Esquire, Arena and Select Magazine. He photographed 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”. After a break from photography he came back only to document the lesser known stories of human suffering and resilience around the world.
In 2011, whilst documenting the civilian impact of war in Afghanistan, Giles was to “become the story” after he stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). He lost both legs and his left arm. He survived and after 18 months, 3o+ operations and rehabilitation he was determined to continued working and he did. The Channel 4 documentary “Return to the Frontline” about Giles return to Afghanistan to finish his project has won the award for Best International Current Affairs Documentary (2013) by the Association for International Broadcasting and the Foreign Press Association (FPA) Award for TV Documentary Story of the Year (2013).
He has covered stories from Angola, Ukraine, Lebanon, South Sudan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Jordan and many more working with NGO’s such as Mine Advisory Group(MAG), EMERGENCY, Medicins Sans Frontieres(MSF), International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Handicap International, Save the Children and UNHCR.
In 2010 he was nominated for an Amnesty International Media award, winner of the Prix de Paris in 2012, nominated for Taylor Wessing price 2012, winner of the May Chidiac Award for Bravery in Journalism and the AIB Founders Award for Outstanding Achievement. Giles has been awarded an Honorary Masters degree in photography by the Arts University Bournemouth and an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society.
His TV and Radio interviews, to name a few: Radio 4’s Today’s Show, BBC HARDtalk, The One Show, WDR, CNN, NBC and Channel 4 News.
Documentaries presented by Giles “The Girl Who Lost Her Face” and “Invisible People” both with Channel 4
As a public speaker Giles has spoken at TEDx(London, Exeter), House of Parliament, 5x15(London), Chicago Ideas Week, Bellinzola Photo festival(Switzerland), Frontline club(London), It’s Nice That(London), Hasselblad conference(London), Life is Beautiful(Las Vegas), EG(SanFrancisco), EESC(European Economic and Social Comity) and Fabrica(Italy) to name but a few.