Rare glimpse into lives of London’s Irish travellers shown in gritty portraits – The Sun

A RARE glimpse into the lives of London's Irish travellers has been revealed in a stunning new book about the daily lives of the close-knit community.

The fascinating pictures of a travellers' site in London show children riding quad bikes, a woman cleaning her caravan and a family paying their respect at a loved one's grave.

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The gritty pictures show the life of travellers at Ealing's Bashley Road site, which is home to travellers of Irish heritage.

The photographer, Emma Williams, 23, said she wanted to dispel negative stereotypes about the community in her debut book, We Call It Home.

She said: "It felt like they're a community that are regularly exploited and I was interested in showing them in a more honest way.
"I think on my first couple of days there was a bit of speculation about my intentions. Very early on into the project I had to strip in front of one of the women to show that I wasn't wearing a wire. I think after facing so many years of being exploited and poorly represented in the media there was definitely some hesitation about letting someone in."

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