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Mon 18th Mar 2013
Giles Duley was born in 1971 in London. After 10 years as an editorial photographer in the fashion and music industries, Duley began focusing his work on humanitarian projects. He has worked with charities such as Médecins sans Frontiers, IOM and the UNHCR to highlight lesser known stories deserving of public attention and action. In 2011, whilst on patrol with 75th Cavalry Regiment, United States Army in Afghanistan, Duley stepped on an improvised explosive device. He was severely injured, losing both legs and an arm. 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 and 2012. His self-portrait was selected for the 2012 Taylor Wessing Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
Thomas Heatherwick is the founder of Heatherwick Studio. At the heart of his studio’s work is a profound commitment to finding innovative design solutions with an absolute dedication to artistic thinking and the latent potential of materials and craftsmanship. Notable projects include the Olympic Cauldron for the 2012 Olympic Games, the New Bus for London, and the award winning UK Pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo 2010. In 2004 Thomas was the youngest practitioner to be appointed a Royal Designer for Industry. He was awarded the Prince Philip Designers Prize in 2006 and the London Design Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to design in 2010. In 2013, he was awarded the Critics’ Circle Visual Arts and Architecture Award and he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the design industry. Photo Credit: Jason Alden