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Photographer Giles Duley Captures Displaced Children and Families

By: Meghan Young - Published: Mar 11, 2014 • References: gilesduley and itsnicethat
The portraits that make up photographer Giles Duley's latest portfolio are heart-wrenching. They capture children and families that have been displaced. Focusing more heavily on the children, there is a strange dichotomy between an innocence untarnished and an innocence stripped away too soon. In some cases, Giles Duley manages to capture the smile of a unknowing child while in others they are quiet and somber.

Shot against a white backdrop, Giles Duley ensures that his audience focus on the sad situation through the expressions of his subjects. The portraits were taken when he visited a camp in in Zaatari, Jordan, with Save The Children. Giles Guley writes, "Over the following days I meet and photograph some of the refugees, listening to their stories. Men, women and children who are the individuals behind the numbers."