Gittoes’ work has consistently expressed his social, political and humanitarian concern at the effects of injustice and conflict. He has travelled to and worked in many regions of conflict, including the Philippines, Somalia, Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Bougainville, and South Africa. In recent years his work has especially centred on the Middle East, with repeated visits to Israel and Palestine, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
In 2011, he established a new Yellow House, a multidisciplinary arts centre in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
George has captured conflicts around the world for the past 45 years and has mentored kids in Afghanistan since 2007.
Among many prizes, Gittoes has twice been awarded the Blake Prize for Religious Art and in 2015, awarded the Sydney Peace Prize.