His photographs have opened a window into the lives of survivors of conflict around the word, while his enthralling TED talk has been viewed over 200,000 times. On Thursday 12 March (6.30-10pm) we welcome award-winning photographer Giles Duley to Left Bank Leeds to show some of his work and speak about his incredible life story.
In 2011, Giles lost two legs and an arm after stepping on a landmine in Afghanistan. His talk, LOVE, HOPE & WAR, discusses how he beat the odds to overcome his injuries and return to work in treacherous post-conflict regions. Expect a powerful and emotional story, plus the opportunity to see Giles’s incredible photographs and meet him informally for questions.
The photographer will be introduced by Siobhan Sinnerton, News & Current Affairs Commissioning Editor for Channel 4. Siobhan directed the award-winning documentary Walking Wounded: Return to the Frontline, which featured Giles himself. She was also the Executive Producer of the 2020 Oscar-nominated and Bafta-award-winning documentary For Sama. Siobhan will join Giles for questions after the talk.
We’re partnering with The Thinking Agency and Screen Yorkshire to bring you LOVE, HOPE & WAR as part of the Think Leeds series. Think Leeds’s mission is to inspire the local community with the voices and stories of exceptional people. They invite guests to present their work and talk about the events and influences that have shaped their careers.
See Giles Duley: Love, Hope & War at Left Bank Leeds, Thursday 12 March (6.30-10pm). Limited general admission and discounted student tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.