Over 20 years after her initial project, Family, created in 1994, Margaret Mitchell has returned to photograph her sister’s three children decades after the story left off. “Family first began as a project about my sister and her children. At the time I was a final year photography student at Napier University in Edinburgh and the work was a very small part of a wide-ranging project on identity and stigma,” explains Margaret. “At that time, my sister lived in one of the most (statistically) deprived areas in Scotland, the Raploch in Stirling. My mum also moved there to be close to her. The Raploch at this time had an unfair, negative reputation in my opinion and the life and the people there were just like anywhere else. Mostly good, a few bad. There was a good community and my sister was part of that.”
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