White Ribbon campaign arrives at Seaford Rugby Club
Posted by carlotta on Sunday December 1st, 2013 at 5:54pm
I was asked to photograph a White Ribbon Campaign day for the Lewes District Council which aimed to raise awareness of the issue of domestic abuse against women. The event was a rugby match between Seaford and Eastbourne men’s senior teams with the Seaford side sporting smart new White Ribbon uniforms given to them by the council. The setting was a glorious winter afternoon with slanting golden light. The additional entertainment came from a wonderfully colourful drumming band called Chameleonic. One of the organisers told me that the Lewes District Council have been hugely supportive of the White Ribbon campaign, and a rugby match seems an innovative way to spread the word about the prevalence and destructiveness of domestic abuse.
The light was a blessing for me, once again, giving a golden glow and dramatic side lighting to the match. I was fascinated by the physicality of the game and the obvious strength needed to play it. I tried as best I could to capture the drama unfolding in front of me even though I know very little about the rules of rugby.
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