/ 2020 / Portraiture / Culture

We Belong Here

  • Prize
    Silver in Portraiture/Culture
  • Photographer
    Bob Newman

We Belong Here is a long-term project about the Irish Travellers, an ethnic minority that has lived on the fringes of mainstream Irish society for hundreds of years. It’s an intimate exploration of a traditionally itinerant, closed society with a rich culture and an unwritten history – yet whose members endure some of the worst discrimination in Europe in housing, employment, and education. This six-image series focuses on Traveller children. The portraits anchor the project and seek to illuminate these lines by a Traveller poet, “We are not searching, we are not lost, we belong here.”