Roma photo exhibition in Sheffield challenges perceptions

23 June 2011

The Embrace project, a Children’s Society programme in South Yorkshire, is hosting a photographic exhibition of the lives of young Roma women. The photos are a record the women’s everyday lives in London, and challenge common assumptions of Roma families.

In the project, young women document a stage of their lives as they undergo many complex transitions: from girlhood into womanhood, from Eastern European segregation to attempted British multiculturalism and from passive outsiders to active participants in society.

Part of Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month, the exhibition is open to the public on weekdays from 8.45am until 8.00pm until Friday 1 July. It is hosted at the Showroom Workstation in Sheffield (15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX).