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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.

Legacy of War Update

Posted by Giles Duley (Creator)

Dear supporters

Firstly - apologies for the silence and delay in getting rewards set out. I wanted to write today to explain whats happening with the project.

After a very busy year - which included woking on LoW in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Gaza, Poland and Lebanon - I had planned to spend October and November in the UK catching up with printing and posting out the rewards for backers of the project (also hoped to get a little rest!)

However I was approached by the UNHCR to document the refugee crisis as part of Legacy of War. Its hard to think of a more relevant story currently and an issue that really sums up what Legacy of War is all about - lives and countries changed for decades by the consequences of conflict. So if felt important to work on this.

As a result I've been on the road the past two months and will continue working on this story until the new year. In fact both Christmas and New Years's Eve this year will be spent documenting the stories of refugees across Europe.

So I hope you can understand the delay in printing/posting rewards and support my decision to prioritise this story.

This current work will be part of Legacy of War and so will also be included in the reward options when prints etc are chosen.

Again a massive thank you for your support. The project has gone from strength to strength and that is only possible because of your backing. I am so honoured that we are making Legacy of War happen,

If you are interested, you can follow my current work at 

Warmest seasonal best wishes to you all and I will be in contact in January to confirm details for posting rewards

Thank you


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      nigel bishop on

      I just wanted to echo the comments below. The work that you are doing is far more important than our rewards. Those, who's stories you are telling so movingly, have far greater needs. Kindest regards, Nigel

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      Francis Foyle on

      Take all the time you need, Giles. We don't need rewards, beyond helping in any small way to keep you going.
      Best wishes, Francis

    3. Jenni Moorhouse on

      Totally understand why the delay, and seriously agree that what you are doing is more important at this time. Take care of yourself too Giles, it must be really difficult emotionally as well as physically. The photos you are posting are really upsetting, you capture the atmosphere with every one, they often reduce me to tears. Very best wishes. Jenni

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      Alison Bethel McKenzie on

      Thanks for the update! Thought I had missed something! On another note, I have seem some of your work on the refugee crisis - no less brilliant than expected! Hugs, my friend