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Sophie Brocks: Good Enough For You? (detail)

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Photography: Fascinating portraits of women from Travelling communities in their homes

Traditionally, Travelling communities are a self-contained entity utterly unknown to outsiders, as we view them through the highly subjective frame of gossip and TV documentaries like My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. Not content with the marginalised views perpetuated by the media, photographer Sophie Brocks set about photographing a number of women from Travelling communities within their own homes, allowing them a sense of authorship in the resulting images. She explains that the title of the brilliant series, Good Enough For You “echoes a phrase frequently asked of me by the women when working on the shoots.” The insight into their homes is as instrumental in shaping the identities of the women in Sophie’s photographs as their actual appearances; immaculate, uncluttered and charming, and high communicative in spite of the guarded expressions of the women as they sit for the photographs.

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