3 JULY 2013: GINO AND GILES IN CONVERSATION
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WHAT: Gino Strada in conversation with Giles Duley, introduced by John Mulholland.
An evening of photos and words about the work of EMERGENCY, with Gino Strada, founder of EMERGENCY and Giles Duley, British photographer. The evening will have the following agenda:
Introduction, by John Mulholland, editor of the Observer;
Photos gallery by Giles – photos taken in Sudan and Afghanistan’s EMERGENCY hospitals;
EMERGENCY’s ongoing projects, needs and plans for the future by Gino and Giles;
WHEN: Wednesday, 3 July @7:00pm
WHERE: Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8EP London (map)
WHO IS INVITED: All EMERGENCY Supporters, donors and volunteers.
HOW MUCH: £10 Tickets (+ £1,25 Eventbrite fee) for entrance. The only way to participate is by purchasing your ticket ONLINE, via Eventbrite.
IN FAVOUR OF: EMERGENCY’s healthcare projects in conflict and post-conflict area.
THANKS TO: Infallible Productions.
SPECIAL FEATURES: on show Mario Balotelli, Gino Strada and Giuseppe Tornatore’ sculptures for “In Your Shoes” Art Project curated by Maria Jole Serreli and Fabio Costantino in collaboration with Nadia Spita.
More about the speakers…
Gino Strada, for the very first time participating in a public talk in London, graduated in medicine and trauma surgery from the University of Milan in 1978. In 1988 he decided to apply his surgical experience to helping and treating war victims. From 1989 to 1994 he worked in war zones across the world from Ayacucho, Peru to Kabul, Afghanistan, with the Geneva-based International Red Cross. The experience accumulated from years of war surgery made him realise the need for a small, agile, highly specialised medical organisation and in 1994 with few resources he and a group of colleagues founded Emergency, an NGO that provides free, high quality medical and surgical treatment to the victims of war, landmines and poverty. Since its establishment, Emergency has treated more than 5 million people in 16 countries.
Strada is also the author of the books “Green Parrots” and “Buskashi”, which sold hundreds of thousands of copies.
Giles Duley worked for 10 years as a fashion and music photographer before becoming an accomplished humanitarian photographer. His work has been exhibited and published worldwide in many respected publications including Vogue, GQ, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Sunday Times, The Observer and New Statesman. In 2010 he was nominated for an Amnesty International Media Award and was a winner at the Prix de Paris in 2010 & 2012. His self-portrait was selected for the 2012 Taylor Wessing Exhibition at the Natinal Portrait Gallery. In 2011, whilst working in Afghanistan, Duley stepped on an improvised explosive device. He was severely injured, losing both legs and an arm.
In 2012 he returned to work, documenting the plight of injured Afghani civilians at the EMERGENCY hospital in Kabul.
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