Giles Duley, “100 Portraits Before I Die”
- On August 20, 2013
Aphotoeditor.com writes: ”Photographer Giles Duley worked as a portrait photographer for 10 years before cynicism with celebrity culture took him in the direction of humanitarian issues. He had always hoped to return to portraiture, but while working in Afghanistan in 2011 he stepped on a landmine. It’s a miracle he survived as most soldiers who have an arm and two legs blown off do not make it. During the ensuing 46 days fighting for his life trapped inside his body, Giles imagined all the portraits he wanted to take, aware that now he’d probably never get the chance. He resolved that if by some chance he made it through he’d contact the names on his list and ask them to sit for a portrait.”
Two years, 30 operations and a long rehabilitation later he has begun his journey on this website:
Giles also is asking for some assistance of funding for his project. If you want to help the cause, visit this link: http://gilesduley.org
- Subject Matter: Photographer Giles Duley’s quest to overcome his disabilities and photograph 100 portraits.
Article Author: None credited.
Our Thoughts / Summary: Aphotoeditor.com’s article is mostly a quick shout out for everyone to go to Giles Duley’s website. An inspiring individual and a even bigger inspiration to photographers.
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