Famous photographer Giles Duley to work with Loughborough Junction youngsters

Giles Duley, picture from gilesduley.com
Giles Duley, picture from gilesduley.com

An award-winning photographer will give young people from south London a lesson in  inner-city portrait photography.

Made in Loughborough Junction will see Giles Duley, who has photographed crises in South Sudan, DR congo and Afghanistan, teach kids from the Loughborough Junction to take portraits of artists, crafts people and makers at work in the area.

The young people involved in the scheme, to take place during the February half-term, will have their work displayed in an outdoor photographic exhibition and receive an arts award.

Duley said:  “Despite travelling the world, I can think of nothing more exciting than using my photography to tell the positive stories happening on my own doorstep. It’s also hugely rewarding to pass on the skills I’ve learnt to the next generation of photographers. I feel honoured to be part of this wonderful project.”

In 2011, while on patrol with the United States Army in Afghanistan, Duley stepped on an improvised explosive device, losing both legs and his left arm.

He has talked about his life and work in a Ted talk, below.

Anthea Masey, Co-Chair of the Loughborough Junction Action Group, which appointed Duley to the role, said: “All over Loughborough Junction talented people are making amazing things with little or no publicity. Who better to inspire local youngsters than such an incredible photographer who’s own story is testament to what’s possible.”

For more information contact Masey, on 020 7733 1744 or 07799 621 582.

Made in Loughborough Junction is funded by the Arts Council and Lambeth council.


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