Duley is an award winning documentary and portrait photographer. Born in London in 1971, his work focuses on humanitarian projects, working with well-respected charities such as Doctors Without Borders, EMERGENCY, ICRC and UNHCR to highlight lesser-known stories deserving of public attention and action. Although documenting challenging, and at times, horrific situations, Giles captures the strength of those who fight adversity rather than succumb. His photographs draw the viewer to the subject, creating intimacy and empathy for lives differing from ours only in circumstance.
His work has taken him to South Sudan, DR Congo Angola, Bangladesh, Kenya, Ukraine, Jordan and Nigeria among others.
In 2011, Duley lost both legs and an arm after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan whilst photographing those caught up in the conflict. He was told he’d probably never walk again. However, characteristically stubborn, Duley told his doctors “I’m still a photographer”, and returned to work in Afghanistan less than 18 months later.
His work has been exhibited and published world wide in many respected publications including Vogue, GQ, Esquire, Sunday Telegraph, Observer and the Sunday Times.