Portrait of Humanity 2020 Shortlist
This is Paddy near the A65, Skipton, North Yorkshire.
Thank you to The British Journal of photography @bjp1854 for shortlisting this image for a Portrait of Humanity.
I first met Paddy bathing in a stream, in the heat of summer surrounded by the vast landscape of the Yorkshire Moors.
Horses grazing, the remains of a camp fire, a family appearing from a wagons bustling about, I stopped in my tracks as I thought I’d stumbled across an age gone by.
They were on their way to Appleby Fair in Cumbria, this fair is a historic annual gathering for travellers and gypsies. This event is an important tradition for communities and this year as a result of Covid-19 it will not be taking place.
Since meeting Paddy I then began a project documenting the lives of young people in the rural north and exploring the fragile but beautiful nature of rurality.
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