Gallery Event: In-conversation and film screening with Giles Duley and James Brabazon

Tuesday 7 October, 19.00
Open to all. Free for Members (£3.50 non-members)

Please join us for a discussion and Q&A between British practicing documentary photographer and photojournalist Giles Duley and award-winning frontline journalist and documentary filmmaker, James Brabazon. Following this will be a screening of the film Which Way is the Frontline from Here?

Duley was photographing in Afghanistan when he had a life-altering accident when stepping on a pressure plate whilst on patrol with the US Army. He is now back working.

© Giles Duley, Afghanistan

“For me, documentary photography has always come with great responsibility. Not just to tell the story honestly and with empathy, but also to make sure the right people hear it.”
– Giles Duley

After 10 years as an editorial photographer in the fashion and music industries in both the US and Europe, Duley now focuses his work on humanitarian projects. Although documenting challenging, and at times, horrific situations, Duley captures the strength of those who fight their adversity rather than succumb. His photographs draw the viewer to the subject, creating intimacy and empathy for lives differing from ours only in circumstance.

Brabazon was a close friend of Tim Hetherington and produced the film ‘Which Way is the Frontline from Here?’. The documentary tells Hetherington’s story as a documentary photographer who put his life at risk for his work. Brabazon and Hetherington met in London while Brabazon was preparing to film his documentary Liberia: An Uncivil War and has since worked on a number of film and documentary projects, all surrounding conflicted countries.

“What took me into that war wasn’t particularly noble. It was about being a young man and having a rite of passage and having an ‘Experience’ with a capital ‘E.’ But I think what takes people into war and what keeps them there are usually two very different things. After seeing that man die, and other men and children die, I felt that actually I had a real responsibility to tell their story.”
– James Brabazon

Brabazon has produced 21 films in Channel 4’s Unreported World series and also made six documentaries for Channel 4’s Dispatches series.


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