All profits obtained from the sale of this book will be donated to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN agency that protects the rights and well-being of refugees all over the world.
In October 2015, Giles Duley was commissioned by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to document the refugee crisis. Over the next seven months, he was to criss-cross Europe and the Middle East attempting to put a human face to one of the biggest humanitarian crises of our time.
Duley visited fourteen countries to tell the stories of individuals and families forced to flee their homes. He chronicled the turmoil of Lebanon, the camps of Jordan and Iraq, hellish scenes on the beaches of Lesvos and the refugees’ arrival in Germany.
Bringing together over 150 original photographs as well as texts by Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and Robert Del Naja from Massive Attack, this book captures how even in the midst of such horror and tragedy there is humour, the unexpected, and, above all, humanity.
Foreword by Robert Del Naja
Introduction by Giles Duley
Lesvos: A Cemetery of Souls, by Giles Duley
Part I: Greece, Macedinia, Germany; Sept-Dec 2015
Part II: Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan; Feb-June 2016 - Camps
Part III: Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan; Feb-June 2016 - Portraits
Part IV: Lebanon, Jordan, France; Dec-July 2016 - Families
“What is different [about photographers] is . . . the emotional connection they make. That is what I love about Giles’s photography. Looking at his images, we can feel what he feels. It’s clear that he connects deeply to the human condition of people from all over the world.”—Angelina Jolie
“It is not pity Duley feels, but unity…Duley prefers to call himself a storyteller than a photographer. His camera is a tool to achieve global reach rather than show off technical brilliance.”—The Times
“The book should serve as a wakeup call for all authorities who have the power to alter the situation but continue to affirm their penchant for war.”—Middle East Monitor
“A remarkable collection of photo stories that provide a moving depiction and bring to life the human and frequently harrowing situations of refugees that are normally shielded from view behind largely hostile media coverage… a moving portrayal of the plight and humanity of refugees.”—The Muslim World Book Review