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Seven years ago I met Babe King and her parents, down in South Bermondsey, on the site where they lived. They warmly invited me in their chalet and I started taking pictures of the family. They are all Romani Gypsies. Most of them don't travel anymore and live on council-owned sites or lands they have bought. Last July, I had the chance to photograph one of Babe's great-niece, Sarah and more recently her mother's funeral. Esther was 85 when she passed away last September, leaving 50 grand-children, so many great-grand-children Babe couldn't tell me how many they were, and even two new-born great-great-grand children...
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Elisabeth Blanchet
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Seven years ago I met Babe King and her parents, down in South Bermondsey, on the site where they lived. They warmly invited me in their chalet and I started taking pictures of the family. They are all Romani Gypsies. Most of them don't travel anymore and live on council-owned sites or lands they have bought. Last July, I had the chance to photograph one of Babe's great-niece, Sarah and more recently her mother's funeral. Esther was 85 when she passed away last September, leaving 50 grand-children, so many great-grand-children Babe couldn't tell me how many they were, and even two new-born great-great-grand children...