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Legacy of War: a two-year-long photographic project, documenting the long-term impact of conflict on communities around the world.
330 backers pledged £30,600 to help bring this project to life.

Thank you!

Posted by Giles Duley (Creator)
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A massive thank you to every backer who’s helped Legacy of War reach it’s Kick-starter funding goal. I’m overwhelmed by your support for a project that means so much to me. Currently I’m in Cambodia documenting the terrible impact that UXOs (Unexploded Ordnance) are having on communities here, forty years after the bombs were dropped. Yesterday I met Vanthy Fo, forced to fight with the Khmer Rouge as a child, he returned to his home village when the fighting was over. A few years ago, when farming, he accidentally detonated a cluster-munition, losing both arms. He now struggles to provide for his family, all of their lives shaped by a conflict years after it finished.

Vanthy Fo at my makeshift studio in Cambodia
Vanthy Fo at my makeshift studio in Cambodia

There couldn’t be a better illustration of what Legacy of War means, and why collecting and sharing these stories is so important.

So lets not stop now the target has been reached! Please continue to back the project and spread the word.

Its simple, the more funds raised, the more stories told; and there are so many stories to be told.

Thank you!

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    1. edsonwilliams on

      So happy that we all made this happen, a shout out to all other backers...We are supporting an important project that hopefully will make people think and empathise with those who are affected by war.