A Family Away From Home
'A Family Away From Home' documents a group of skaters who gather at Manchester's Urbis park every day, repeating the same skateboard tricks over and over. As this project progressed, Megan's photography became less about the wider skate subculture and more about the specific characters who inhabit this location. She integrated herself into this friendship group to build trust and hear their stories, so she could truly capture the essence of their personalities in her portraiture. This work aims to explore Urbis as a place of belonging, and to visually represent this new world they have created for themselves where they can escape the troubles of their reality.
Maria Ansell • Megan Bailey • Christina Diakou • Hannah Foster • Carmen Hyden • Josie Lamb • Molly Makepeace • Molly Richards • Aarya Sharma • Ellie Walmsley • Anna Wright •