|Description||The papers of Scottish photographer Franki Raffles (1955-1994). |
The collection includes personal material including diaries, papers relating to Franki Raffles' university education, and childhood diaries of Franki's daughter Anna. It also includes printed materials relating to photography, printed materials related to Franki's interest in social justice, and papers relating to various photographic projects, enclosing some photographic materials used within the editing process for projects.
|Admin history||Frank Raffles was a feminist photographer specialising in social documentary. |
She was a student at the University of St Andrews from 1973-1977, studying philosophy. She started to experiment with photography after graduating, when she moved to the Isle of Lewis. Moving to Edinburgh in 1983, she started to exhibit her work. Much of her photography focusses on women, often at work, as in Lewis Women, Simply Women, Picturing Women, Women workers in the USSR, Lot's Wife She travelled extensively and used the photographs she took on these trips as the basis for some of her exhibitions. She was involved in setting up the Zero Tolerance campaign to raise awareness of violence against women.