The Twelfth Man
Tara Hook is a sports photographer with an interest in both the action and atmosphere of sport. Her project The Twelfth Man documents football fans in a way that attempts to counter the stereotype presented by the media. Over many decades these representations made football fans synonymous with hooliganism, a stigma that still exists in part today. This project invites viewers to explore the traditions still alive today that are rooted in the community that formed football.