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Giles Duley Artist Talk (Journeys Festival International Leicester 2019)

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Vijay Patel Building, De Montfort University

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Giles Duley Artist Talk in Partnership with Demontfort University

I CAN ONLY TELL YOU WHAT MY EYES SEE by Giles Duley (UK)/UNHCR

“My hope is to reflect the hospitality I have received from refugees whilst making the work in this exhibition, and to create an environment that facilitates conversation and understanding.”

ARTIST TALK: Thursday 22 August 5.30pm by Giles Duley at De Montfort University.

THE EXHIBITION:

The heart of this exhibition is a series of a hundred images by the UK photographer Giles Duley documenting the refugee crisis for UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). From the horror of boats arriving in Lesvos, to stark portraits of people stood against white backgrounds, Duley tells the stories of refugees with the empathy his work is noted for. In the section dedicated to the families Duley has been documenting for years, we see the true face of this crisis. But this exhibition is also a celebration of life, of culture, and the human spirit. It is not a place that wants to create pity, rather a place to inspire change. In troubled times, when the refugee crisis can seem overwhelming, this exhibition aims to be a place of hope.

Awards:

Kodak Humanitarian Award 2019

Amnesty International Media Award 2019 – Photojournalism

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