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Documentary Photographer & Photojournalist; Lost Both His Legs and Left Arm in Afghanistan

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 Giles Duley Biography

Giles Duley, Hon FRPS, worked as a successful fashion and music photographer for ten years. However, having become disillusioned with celebrity culture, he decided to abandon photography and left London to begin work as a full-time carer. It was in this role that he rediscovered his craft and its power to tell the stories of those without a voice. In 2000, he returned to photography, personally funding trips to document the work of NGOs and the stories of those affected by conflict across the world. In 2011, Duley lost both legs and his left arm after stepping on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Afghanistan whilst photographing those caught up in the conflict. He was told he would never walk again and that his career was over. However, characteristically stubborn, Duley told his doctors “I’m still a photographer”, and returned to work in Afghanistan less than 18 months later.

Duley has since documented stories in Lebanon, Bangladesh, Colombia, Iraq and Jordan amongst others His return was the feature of the award-winning documentary, Walking Wounded: Return to the Frontline. His work has since been featured in numerous papers and magazines, and he has talked about his experiences on television, radio and at several international and national events. His TEDx talk was voted one of the top ten TED talks of 2012. Duley is a Trustee for the Italian NGO Emergency and ambassador for Sir Bobby Charlton’s landmine charity Find A Better Way. In 2013, he won the May Chidiac Award for Bravery in Journalism and the AIB Founders Award for Outstanding Achievement, and was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.

In 2016 he was commissioned by the UNHCR to document the refugee crisis across Europe and the Middle East, the result of which was the book I Can Only Tell You What My Eyes See.

By June 2017 Duley had already travelled to over a dozen countries in the continuation of his Legacy of War project, a project his sees as his defining work.

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  • “Inspirational,” “life-changing” and “humbling” are three adjectives commonly used to describe Duley’s talks. It is therefore perhaps unsurprising that he is in constant demand, both nationally and internationally, and that his TEDx talk was voted as one of the top ten overall TED talks of 2012. Duley talks with passion, humor and candor about his work as an award-winning documentary and humanitarian photographer, and of his own remarkable quest to rebuild his life and career after becoming a triple amputee whilst working in Afghanistan in 2011. Drawing on his own courageous journey and the stories of those he has photographed, Duley delivers a message of hope, and reminds us that with hard-work, determination and a positive attitude, anything is possible. He also inspires change through showing how each and every one of us can use our talents, skills and experience to make positive contributions to the lives of others and to the world. A masterful story-teller, Duley engages and captivates, providing any event with an unforgettable experience. Duley has spoken at numerous national and international events, including TEDx (London), 5x15 (London and Brighton), Chicago Ideas Week (USA), Bellinzola Photofestival (Switzerland), Frontline Club (London), Borris House Festival (Ireland), It’s Nice That (London), Ottobock Conference (Birmingham), Hasselblad Conference (London) and Fabrica (Italy). His TEDx talk was voted one of the top ten TED talks of 2012 and he was recently invited as a key-note speaker at the Houses of Parliament. He has also been featured on Radio 4’s Today Show, BBC’s HARDtalk and The One Show and Channel 4 News. Duley tailors his talks to his audience and is able to speak with clients from a range of ages, backgrounds and professions. Duley speaks in English but is comfortable working with interpreters having given talks in Switzerland and Italy. Duley enjoys using photographs in his talks and has sometimes included clips from the documentary in which he was featured, "Walking Wounded: Return To The Frontline." However, he is also comfortable to talk without the use of media. Previous talks have covered the following topics: • Overcoming adversity • Inspiring change • Becoming the story

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Giles Duley

Documentary Photographer & Photojournalist; Lost Both His Legs and Left Arm in Afghanistan

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Giles Duley Biography

Giles Duley, Hon FRPS, worked as a successful fashion and music photographer for ten years. However, having become disillusioned with celebrity culture, he decided to abandon photography and left London to begin work as a full-time carer. It was in this role that he rediscovered his craft and its power to tell the stories of those without a voice. In 2000, he returned to photography, personally funding trips to document the work of NGOs and the stories of those affected by conflict across the world. In 2011, Duley lost both legs and his left arm after stepping on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Afghanistan whilst photographing those caught up in the conflict. He was told he would never walk again and that his career was over. However, characteristically stubborn, Duley told his doctors “I’m still a photographer”, and returned to work in Afghanistan less than 18 months later.

Duley has since documented stories in Lebanon, Bangladesh, Colombia, Iraq and Jordan amongst others His return was the feature of the award-winning documentary, Walking Wounded: Return to the Frontline. His work has since been featured in numerous papers and magazines, and he has talked about his experiences on television, radio and at several international and national events. His TEDx talk was voted one of the top ten TED talks of 2012. Duley is a Trustee for the Italian NGO Emergency and ambassador for Sir Bobby Charlton’s landmine charity Find A Better Way. In 2013, he won the May Chidiac Award for Bravery in Journalism and the AIB Founders Award for Outstanding Achievement, and was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.

In 2016 he was commissioned by the UNHCR to document the refugee crisis across Europe and the Middle East, the result of which was the book I Can Only Tell You What My Eyes See.

By June 2017 Duley had already travelled to over a dozen countries in the continuation of his Legacy of War project, a project his sees as his defining work.

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  • #MoreThanAnImage: Giles Duley
    What does photography mean to you? For documentary photographer Giles Duley, photography means storytelling, activism and identity. Having spent much...
  • Giles Duley Artsnight
    Copyright BBC Artsnight

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Giles Duley Speaking Topics

  • “Inspirational,” “life-changing” and “humbling” are three adjectives commonly used to describe Duley’s talks. It is therefore perhaps unsurprising that he is in constant demand, both nationally and internationally, and that his TEDx talk was voted as one of the top ten overall TED talks of 2012. Duley talks with passion, humor and candor about his work as an award-winning documentary and humanitarian photographer, and of his own remarkable quest to rebuild his life and career after becoming a triple amputee whilst working in Afghanistan in 2011. Drawing on his own courageous journey and the stories of those he has photographed, Duley delivers a message of hope, and reminds us that with hard-work, determination and a positive attitude, anything is possible. He also inspires change through showing how each and every one of us can use our talents, skills and experience to make positive contributions to the lives of others and to the world. A masterful story-teller, Duley engages and captivates, providing any event with an unforgettable experience. Duley has spoken at numerous national and international events, including TEDx (London), 5x15 (London and Brighton), Chicago Ideas Week (USA), Bellinzola Photofestival (Switzerland), Frontline Club (London), Borris House Festival (Ireland), It’s Nice That (London), Ottobock Conference (Birmingham), Hasselblad Conference (London) and Fabrica (Italy). His TEDx talk was voted one of the top ten TED talks of 2012 and he was recently invited as a key-note speaker at the Houses of Parliament. He has also been featured on Radio 4’s Today Show, BBC’s HARDtalk and The One Show and Channel 4 News. Duley tailors his talks to his audience and is able to speak with clients from a range of ages, backgrounds and professions. Duley speaks in English but is comfortable working with interpreters having given talks in Switzerland and Italy. Duley enjoys using photographs in his talks and has sometimes included clips from the documentary in which he was featured, "Walking Wounded: Return To The Frontline." However, he is also comfortable to talk without the use of media. Previous talks have covered the following topics: • Overcoming adversity • Inspiring change • Becoming the story

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  • How to book Giles Duley?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Giles Duley for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Giles Duley, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Giles Duley or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Giles Duley?

    Booking fees for Giles Duley, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Giles Duley, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Giles Duley?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Giles Duley for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Giles Duley for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Giles Duley or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Giles Duley or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Giles Duley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Giles Duley for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Giles Duley generally travels from LondonUK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are J.R. Martinez, Amy Purdy, Dave Dravecky, Jim Abbott and Jake Norton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Giles Duley for an upcoming event.

Giles Duley Speaker Videos

  • #MoreThanAnImage: Giles Duley
    What does photography mean to you? For documentary photographer Giles Duley, photography means storytelling, activism and identity. Having spent much of his recent career documenting the lives of...
    Giles Duley Artsnight
    Copyright BBC Artsnight

Giles Duley Speaking Topics

  • “Inspirational,” “life-changing” and “humbling” are three adjectives commonly used to describe Duley’s talks. It is therefore perhaps unsurprising that he is in constant demand, both nationally and internationally, and that his TEDx talk was voted as one of the top ten overall TED talks of 2012. Duley talks with passion, humor and candor about his work as an award-winning documentary and humanitarian photographer, and of his own remarkable quest to rebuild his life and career after becoming a triple amputee whilst working in Afghanistan in 2011. Drawing on his own courageous journey and the stories of those he has photographed, Duley delivers a message of hope, and reminds us that with hard-work, determination and a positive attitude, anything is possible. He also inspires change through showing how each and every one of us can use our talents, skills and experience to make positive contributions to the lives of others and to the world. A masterful story-teller, Duley engages and captivates, providing any event with an unforgettable experience. Duley has spoken at numerous national and international events, including TEDx (London), 5x15 (London and Brighton), Chicago Ideas Week (USA), Bellinzola Photofestival (Switzerland), Frontline Club (London), Borris House Festival (Ireland), It’s Nice That (London), Ottobock Conference (Birmingham), Hasselblad Conference (London) and Fabrica (Italy). His TEDx talk was voted one of the top ten TED talks of 2012 and he was recently invited as a key-note speaker at the Houses of Parliament. He has also been featured on Radio 4’s Today Show, BBC’s HARDtalk and The One Show and Channel 4 News. Duley tailors his talks to his audience and is able to speak with clients from a range of ages, backgrounds and professions. Duley speaks in English but is comfortable working with interpreters having given talks in Switzerland and Italy. Duley enjoys using photographs in his talks and has sometimes included clips from the documentary in which he was featured, "Walking Wounded: Return To The Frontline." However, he is also comfortable to talk without the use of media. Previous talks have covered the following topics: • Overcoming adversity • Inspiring change • Becoming the story

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