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Legacy of War- a photographic exhibition

18 Apr 2017 3:15PM

The University of Suffolk and Suffolk Refugee Support is pleased to present an internationally renowned photographic project.

Legacy of War by Giles Duley is the result of five years of work documenting the long-term effects of conflict globally. It will be on display in the University’s Waterfront Building from 25 April-21 May.

Giles Duley was on patrol with the 75th Cavalry Regiment, United States Army in Afghanistan in 2011 when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED). He was severely injured, losing both legs and an arm. He has since redoubled his efforts to document the stories of civilians caught up in conflict situations.

Giles Duley said “The refugee crisis affects all of us – it’s a global crisis that needs global solutions. I also think it’s a moment in the history of our humanity in terms of how we deal with it. I hope I can act as a witness and share the stories of those I meet – at a time when there is a lot of fear, misunderstanding and misinformation; empathy has never felt more vital.”

“I’m delighted that Suffolk Refugee Support, an organisation that works to help refugees rebuild their lives, are sharing these images and stories. I hope the exhibition will increase understanding and empathy for the experiences of refugees.”

Martin Simmonds, Suffolk Refugee Support, said “These are powerful images capturing painful human experiences. We hope the exhibition will improve awareness of the issues affecting refugees and asylum seekers across the world, and here in Suffolk - issues of trauma, hardship, and hope.”

Giles Duley’s work has been exhibited and published worldwide in many respected publications.

In 2010 he was nominated for an Amnesty International Media Award and was a winner at the Prix de Paris in 2010 & 2012. His self-portrait was selected for the 2012 Taylor Wessing Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

Legacy of War: An exhibition of photographs and stories by Giles Duley will be on display from 25 April- 21 May, University of Suffolk Waterfront Building.


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