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I Can Only Tell You What My Eyes See: Photographs from the Refugee Crisis Paperback – 12 Jun 2017
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'What is different [about photographers] is … the emotional connection they make. That is what I love about Giles's photography. Looking at his images, we can feel what he feels. It's clear that he connects deeply to the human condition of people from all over the world.' --Angelina Jolie
'Duley prefers to call himself a storyteller rather than a photographer. His camera is a tool to achieve global reach.' --The Times
'What an impressive man Giles Duley is, and his photographs are incredible.'-- Louise Minchin, BBC Breakfast 'The book should serve as a wakeup call for all authorities who have the power to alter the situation but continue to affirm their penchant for war.' -- Middle East Monitor
'Duley documented [refugees'] stories in a series of deeply affecting image.' --The Observer
About the Author
Giles Duley is an award-winning photographer who has spent the last decade travelling the world documenting the effects of conflict on civilians. In 2011, whilst covering the war in Afghanistan, he was severely injured by an IED, but returned to work just eighteen months later. His work has been published worldwide in publications such as GQ, The Observer, Sunday Times and Vogue. He recently launched the Legacy of War, a five-year project documenting post-conflict communities. He is a trustee for the NGO EMERGENCY UK and Ambassador for the landmine charity FABW. He lives in Hastings.
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Yet some voice in me kept nagging me to buy the book, so I did. And I’m so glad I did. Because as I tentatively looked through each photograph and read each story, I connected to the plight of these refugees in a way I hadn’t before (and not for want of trying). Something guides Giles Duley’s finger as he presses the shutter-release button – I’d take a bet on it being a sense of deeply-felt compassion. And he names each portrait with the name of the sitter – a simple but profoundly affecting gesture – these are real people living real lives, not abstract exotic strangers. This intimate and humane connection between photographer and subject leaves space for moments of honest joy amid the tragedy too. Sometimes I even smiled – at photographs of kids doing handstands or blowing bubbles. The chapter called Shelter works both ways – the camps are bleak places but they are also a testament to human beings trying to help each other.
This is quite simply, a brilliant book. And it’s not very often I write that! If you are interested in photography, spirituality, world politics or ‘what it means to be human’, buy it. All profits go to help refugees worldwide.