Children who are carers

5th May 2006 at 01:00
(Photograph) - They look just like any other children. But these youngsters spend most of their days juggling the pressures of looking after a family with going to school.

The pictures are from an exhibition by photographer, Michelle Sank, of children who are carers, looking after sick parents.

She said: "With these portraits I wanted to empower these young people with a sense of their own identity and normality.

"I wanted to remove them from their home environment and place them within light and outside spaces.

"By getting them to dress in something they chose and to be themselves, I think for that moment they felt special, grounded and free."

The photographs are on show until June 3 at the SS Robin Gallery, West India Quay, in east London.

See www.ssrobin.org

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