Giles Duley tells his unforgettable story at last year's creative conference Here

Date
4 February 2013
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Even among the great line-up we secured for our creative conference Here held last September, there was one talk in particular that few present will ever forget. Photographer Giles Duley lost an arm and both legs when he stood on a landline while embedded with US troops documenting the war in Afghanistan. And yet these life-changing injuries were only part of the extraordinary story he told us; a story which saw him turn his back on celebrity and fashion shoots to concentrate instead on using his talents to cover humanitarian tragedies the rest of the world was happy to ignore.

It was an unbelievably powerful and poignant talk which held the audience spellbound as this modest, funny man explored how creative work can genuinely change the world. We are thrilled to release it today so that those there can relive it, and those who weren’t can enjoy it for the first time.

Next week we’ll be releasing tickets for Here 2013 with some mega names already signed up to appear so watch this space!

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Giles Duley backstage at Here 2012

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Giles Duley on stage

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Giles Duley on stage

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Rob Alderson

Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including itsnicethat.com, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.

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