Book 9 from the series 'Tales from the City'
'Urban Gypsies'. Photography by Paul Wenham-Clarke. Introduction by Rachel Segal Hamilton, 96pp, hardback, cloth back and spine, 222mm x 157mm.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Enter the private world of a group of Travellers living beneath the Westway, London’s vast elevated highway connecting suburbia to the city. Part of a unique culture so often stigmatised in the media, this close-knit community is under increasing pressure to move on and risk losing their identity for good. Here is their story.
Paul's documentary photographs are accompanied by text detailing his experience including how he gained access to this otherwise closed group
Paul Wenham-Clarke is an Association of Photographers Gold Award winner and a Professor of Photography at Arts University Bournemouth where he is the MA Photography course leader. His work is the result of a desire to communicate social and environmental issues that he feels passionately about, whether it is the loss of human and animal life on our roads, the plight of our homeless, or, as in this book, a community fighting to protect its cultural identity.
Available early June