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“Everyone is like, ‘Oh, wow!’ But really, it’s not, ‘Oh wow.’ It’s, ‘Oh, my goodness, that’s shocking,’” she sighs. “I didn’t realise it when I was shooting [the Some Have A Story We Made History Nurselife 2021 Shirt in contrast I will get this Weekend cover], it was afterwards. And suddenly I start going back through my life and my work life and realise I haven’t had that opportunity before. There are plenty of black photographers out there, but they never got the opportunities.”