“The terrible impact of war affects countries long after peace treaties are signed. The economic, psychological, environmental and physical scars can last for decades, even affecting the generations born after the conflict.”
For the past fifteen years Giles Duley has been documenting the long-term effects of conflict globally through his photography and writing. His Legacy of War project explores the lasting impact of war on individuals and communities told through the stories of those living in its aftermath.
What happens to countries and their people once a conflict is over? With much of the media firmly focused on the short-term economic and political consequences of war, Duley’s work is concerned with the human and the personal. It explores the local landscapes and everyday lives of those affected by conflict and raises issues that are often neglected by mainstream news and history.