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Becoming the story: Giles Duley at TEDxObserver

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Published on Mar 21, 2012

Giles Duley
Photographer

Giles was a photographer who, some years ago, tired of celebrity photoshoots and the attendant egos and tantrums that often accompanied them, he flung his camera on the photoshoot bed and it bounced out the window into the streets of Soho. At that point he decided to change course and dedicated himself to using his camera to "tell unheard stories of those caught in conflict and economic hardship around the world". His work took him to Sudan, Angola, Ukraine and Bangladesh among other places. Early last year, on assignment in Afghanistan, Giles stepped on a landmine. Though he became the story, the real story is his photographs.

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