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I’m currently working on a documentary project photographing the Appleby Fair an annual gathering of Romani Gypsies from all over the country and Ireland. I’m interested is documenting their traditional ways of horse trading at the Fair, also the amazingly colourful painted wagons and gaining an understanding of the problems faced trying to maintaining their culture and traditions.

I explore their journey, the stopping off camps and excitement of arriving at Appleby. Generally regarded with deep suspicion but I have found so many kind, entertaining and gentle folk, a lot of whom live and work in the countryside where they still work with horses and sheep. I do think every sector of society there are good and bad and the gypsy community are no different.

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About Fiona Willoughby

We have just had a look at the photographs and are so pleased with them all. Thank you so much for a fantastic job!  

Gary & Heather

Testimonials

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About Fiona Willoughby

“The photos are exactly as we hoped they would be, capturing perfectly a superb day! And doing it in such a natural and friendly way is a real gift”

Gavin & Vicky

Testimonials

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About Fiona Willoughby

Your photos really are fantastic and you have really have captured the guests perfectly – this was just what I was looking for!!!  ….. you have a great eye for the camera, and as I said before you really managed to capture people in the…

Guy & Sophie

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About Fiona Willoughby

Your images of our wedding are amazing, we are totally thrilled with them and feel you have really captured our day beautifully! Thank you and Florencia so much for being such stars!

Alex & Gus
 
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