2014 Photo Contest, Staged Portraits, Singles, 2nd prize

Shannon

Photographer

Abbie Trayler-Smith

20 February, 2013

Shannon, who has recently turned 16, has chosen to have a balloon inserted into her stomach for six months, to help her lose weight.

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Abbie Trayler-Smith

Abbie Trayler-Smith is a documentary and portrait photographer. She grew up in South Wales before moving to London where she studied law at Kings College. Trayler-Smith began wor...

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Sheffield, UK

Shannon, who has recently turned 16, has chosen to have a balloon inserted into her stomach for six months, to help her lose weight. A 2012 government survey classed 28 percent of English children between the ages of 2 and 15 as overweight or obese.

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