Photographs of The New Gypsies
These photographs were taken within the last 25 years- yes, you read that right. Even though they absolutely have the feel of photographs and lives from 100+ years ago, The New Gypsies, by Iain McKell documents a band of travelers throughout the last 10 years. From a stylistic standpoint, many of the people are posed rather formally and the soft lighting adds an ethereal quality to the photographs.
They were the inner-city youth who, fueled by punk spirit, anarchist philosophy and a hate of Margaret Thatcher, clambered aboard a fleet of battered old vehicles to shun the trappings of the modern world for a life of nomadic freedom.
And while today’s new-age travelers appears to have taken the philosophy even further, preferring to use traditional horse-drawn caravans instead of gas-guzzling vans, they also appear to be embracing the modern technology like mobile phones, laptops and even Facebook.
During the late 1980s and 1990s stories about the travelers were commonplace – illegal raves, clashes with the police, drug busts and fury at the criminal justice act.
Read the full story and see all the images at the link below.
21st century Gypsies: Stunning pictures show how new age travellers are now adopting traditional horse-drawn caravans
They were the inner city youth who, fuelled by punk spirit, anarchist philosophy and a hate of Margaret Thatcher, decided to shun the trappings of the modern world for a life of nomadic freedom.
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