Giles Duley: ‘I stood on those Lesbos beaches in floods of tears’

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More than a million refugees made the perilous journey westward from the Middle East to Europe in 2015. Giles Duley documented some of their stories in a series of deeply affecting images

• See more images from Duley’s book, I Can Only Tell You What My Eyes See

In October 2015, photographer Giles Duley was commissioned by the UNHCR to document the refugee crisis. Over seven months, he visited 14 countries in the Middle East and Europe, from the refugee camps of Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan to the beaches of Greece, to tell the stories of the individuals and families forced to flee their homes. The photographs from that assignment are collected in a new book.

What I’ve never seen is people moving en masse like that, risking everything for freedom, for safety

I want to go into schools and raise awareness and maybe, by just one degree, to change the way we speak about conflict

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