Made in Loughborough Junction

Giles Duley

Giles Duley


Loughborough Junction teenagers were offered the opportunity to learn photography from a professional in February 2014. Giles Duley, 42, shared his photography knowledge with four young people, aged from 14-18, from Loughborough Junction, three of whom lived on the Milkwood Estate.

The teenagers spent the week taking portraits of local artists and makers that will be displayed in an open-air exhibition in June 2014. Giles Duley will be returning to the area soon to take further portraits, which will be displayed at the same exhibition.

Duley made his name as a music photographer in the 1990s before travelling the word to photograph humanitarian stories often in areas of conflict. In 2011 he lost both legs and his left arm after stepping on an explosive device in Afghanistan. Despite this he has continued working as a photographer, and has travelled to Jordan and Syria recently. See some examples of Duley’s work in Syria.

The project was organised by LJAG in conjunction with the Milkwood Residents Association and Photofusion Gallery and was funded by the Arts Council and Lambeth Council.