But Raffles should be well known for much more than this, important as it is. In a professional career of 12 years, 1982-1994 before her tragic early death thro childbirth, Raffles made her mark as a passionate feminist documentary photographer, crusading tirelessly.
I first wrote about her in the Herald in 1982, commenting on her portraits of a weather-worn Lewis farmer's wife. Raffles herself said,"I want my pictures to say something, otherwise there's no point in producing them."
It is beautifully displayed at GSA taking up 3 big walls where is looks really impressive.
I met her first at the Bath Art Fair in 1981 or 2, and rate her highly. She gave Blackadder 18 solo shows starting in 1965. Her mother's career and determination in a male dominated art world must have inspired something in Franki for sure.
U can find more on www.frankiraffllesarchive.org