Stuart Griffiths (born 1972)
is a British photographer living
in Hastings, East Sussex.
He published photographs from his time in
the Parachute Regiment, The Myth of the
Airborne Warrior (2011) and wrote about that
period later in Pigs’ Disco (2013). Griffiths has
had a solo-touring exhibition, Closer, shown
at Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, London College
of Communication and MAC, Birmingham. His
work is held in the collection of the Imperial
In 2015, Griffiths began his PhD scholarship
at Ulster University and was awarded his
Doctorate in 2021.
'Towards the end of 1996 I was on my second
year of my editorial photography degree
course in Brighton. I visited a friend who
worked for a magazine called War Report.
He talked about Albania and how it had
opened its doors to tourism, after many years
of being isolated under Communist rule.
...Shortly after I returned back from Albania
in early January 1997, the Albanian Civil War
had begun, having been sparked by pyramid
scheme failures in Albania soon after its
transition to a market economy.'
52 pages of photographs and texts