Teenagers team up with award-winning photographer as part of community project


Giles Duley has worked in South Sudan, DR Congo and Afghanistan.


By Chelsea Moore

Teenagers from a Lambeth estate are teaming up with an award-winning photographer to capture inner city portraits for an outdoor exhibition.

Giles Duley has captured humanitarian crises in South Sudan, DR Congo and Afghanistan, but this half term, he’ll be helping three A-level students to find the stories closer to home as part of the Made in Loughborough Junction project.

Their portraits will be displayed at an outdoor street photographic exhibition and the young people will each receive the nationally recognised Bronze Arts award.

“All over Loughborough Junction talented people are making amazing things with little or no publicity,” said Anthea Masey, Co-Chair of the Loughborough Junction Action Group, who are running this project.

“Who better to inspire local youngsters than such an incredible photographer whose own story is testament to what’s possible.”

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

“I’m honoured and excited to be involved in such an incredible project on my own doorstep,” said Giles, who calls Lambeth home. 

“I have no doubt these students will inspire me. I just hope I can do the same for them.”

Photo courtesy of Giles Duley, with thanks.

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