FABW ambassador Giles Duley launches photo exhibit at Houses of Parliament
Find A Better Way ambassador and photojournalist Giles Duley launched a photo exhibition at the Palace of Westminster yesterday.
The reception to launch the exhibit was hosted by the Hon. Roger Mullin, MP for Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath, and chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Explosive Weapons. Other speakers included the Hon. Tobias Ellwood, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
Giles Duley is best known for his photography of humanitarian issues and the consequences of conflict, and his new exhibition, Legacy of War, shows his skills at his very best. Photographs range from a recently unearthed landmine in the hand of a deminer as he attempts to deactivate it, to portraits of landmine victims in the process of receiving treatment for their injuries.
Giles has first-hand experience of the damage landmines and remnants of war inflict on innocent civilians every day. In 2011 he was severely injured after stepping on an improvised explosive device (IED) while in Afghanistan and as a result became a triple amputee.
The Legacy of War exhibition is currently on display next to the committee rooms entrance inside the Palace of Westminster and is open to both parliamentarians and visitors.