Stuart Griffiths
Injured British Soldiers

Stuart Griffiths began taking photographs when he was a young soldier, carrying a ’sure-shot’ instamatic camera in his chest webbing alongside 120 live bullets, water canisters and field dressings, whilst on patrol in West Belfast in the late 1980s.’Closer’ is Griffiths’ first solo exhibition and, curated by Val Williams, was launched at the Brighton Photo Biennale in 2010. Between 2003 and 2008, Griffiths photographed socially excluded veterans who were living in hostels, treatment centres, or were homeless. With their military careers behind them, these veterans, many of who had been seriously injured, face innumerable problems and show remarkable resilience.

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