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THE NEW GYPSIES

23/05/2011

UK |

The New Gypsies are British horse drawn travelers.

They are a group of people seeking an alternative to western capitalist society by living in simplicity, at close contact with nature and moving from place to place on horse-drawn caravans.

See more after the jump!… (*Warning: NSFW!!)

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They are punks in the landscape, born out of the counterculture of the 60s & 70s, as well as the rave culture of the 90s.

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The New Gypsies do not share a common ethnographical origin, a spirituality, or political stand.

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They share an ideal that a different way of living is possible.

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Photographer Iain McKell spent the last 10yrs documenting and living with various travelers.

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McKell‘s use of fashion aesthetics, a romanticized pallet of colors and his intentional rejection of  many of the visual traits of traditional documentary photography, offers an unsettlingly beautiful series of photographs of this invisible and ignored community.

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Source: Iain McKell

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