Photographer and triple amputee Giles Duley – who lost his legs and an arm to an IED on assignment in Afghanistan – explains why losing his limbs has made him even more passionate about highlighting human suffering.
“People have asked me if I regret going to Afghanistan and whether any one photograph is worth losing your legs for,” says Duley, who is currently engaged on a long-term project photographing health workers in Britain and their battle to contain the coronavirus.
Giles Duley believes his work can create change. But when he returned to Lebanon two years after his first trip, he found the subjects of his portraits – now his friends – still in dire straits. This is what happened next
Life is all about how we handle the hard stuff and photographer Giles Duley handles the hard stuff in a remarkable way. He has managed to turn the challenges of losing his limbs into a way of connecting with his subjects. After a career as a commercial an
Life is all about how we handle the hard stuff and photographer Giles Duley handles the hard stuff in a remarkable way. He has managed to turn the challenges of losing his limbs into a way of connecting with his subjects.
A hidden bomb in Afghanistan made Giles Duley a triple amputee, but after rehabilitation, he’s ready to go back into the field.
TO the annals of understatement and optimism add this: the account of Giles Duley, an independent photographer, about the moment after he stepped on a hidden bomb while covering an American and Afghan infantry patrol.
Giles Duley, who lost three limbs in Afghanistan in February, has started to show positive signs in his recovery.
After a bout with a severe lung condition, the British photographer Giles Duley, who lost three limbs when he stepped on a hidden bomb in southern Afghanistan in early February, has shown signs of medical improvement, the photographer’s family and a close friend said Wednesday night.
The New York Times has just reported that British freelance photographer Giles Duley lost both legs and an arm after stepping on an improvised explosive in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan. The incident occurred February 7 while Duley was on a foot pa
I have stayed away from much of the online discussion of the use of camera phones and apps in photojournalism largely because I have not wanted to be seen as an advocate for their use and because I have wanted to avoid any appearance of endorsing any particular product or technique — which I absolutely do not. It was never my intention for these photos to be seen only in the context of the tool by which they were made.
Having said that, I will always stand behind these photographs and am confident in my decision that this was the right tool to tell this particular story.
Any discussion about the validity of these images comes down to two basic fundamentals: aesthetics and content.