A photo documentary by Jérôme Favre on Millwall fans and life at The Den.
A limited edition A5 zine containing 84 colour photographs across 56 pages.
A photo documentary by Jérôme Favre on Millwall supporters on match days at The Den in South East London, from 2019-22.
The limited edition A5 zine contains 84 colour photographs across 56 pages.
The reputation of Millwall’s followers is among the worst in the English Football League, but as Favre’s pictures prove, not all the bad press is justified.
“Millwall has a terrible reputation. This is a fresh and honest look at their supporters that re-evaluates their reputation in contemporary football culture.” Jérôme Favre
Jérôme Favre is a portrait and documentary photographer based in London, but originally from Lens in France. A lifelong supporter of RC Lens, Jérôme moved to New Cross in South London and immediately identified with Millwall and their supporters.
He wanted to follow a working class club, as he did from childhood back home, and felt Millwall fitted the bill, describing top flight football in general otherwise as “gentrifying”.
Favre was after something that felt cultural, working class, and traditional in its roots.
He sees this traditional feel to the identities of most clubs gradually eroding, particularly in the top flight, yet finds hope whenever supporters come together in a fight to retain, or reclaim, such origins.
As his pictures show, he found those cultural traditions amongst Millwall’s loyal fans The Den.