The magazine of the photo-essay
April/May 2019 back issue
Urban Gypsies
“A free, really high quality photo-essay magazine.  Fabulous!” Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film maker
A rare look inside a close-knit community of travellers living under the A40 flyover in London. The Westway is, for most of us, a mundane slab of tarmac, a facilitator to get to a destination (it connects London to south England’s motorways) – but for a group of travellers it’s the roof of their home. Paul Wenham-Clarke spent many months gaining the trust of the community’s leaders for unrivalled access to this otherwise closed world. His resulting portraits are intimate, arresting, and at times flamboyant. Part of a unique culture so often stigmatised in the media, the Travellers are under increasing pressure to move on. These images, woven together with the photographer’s written story, document a close-knit community as they fight to save their cultural identity.
by Paul Wenham-Clarke
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