Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood


Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood


London, England, United Kingdom
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Belfast, Ireland, United Kingdom


Curatorial Statement

Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood aims to challenge long-held stereotypes and sentimental views of motherhood by addressing issues such as gender roles, domesticity, the body and the identity of individuals within the family unit. Like photography itself, the expectations and demands of motherhood are in flux; both subject and medium grapple for new meanings. My hope is that the work featured in these exhibitions and book will open up debates about the continued representation and place of the mother figure, while raising questions about the identity and display of photography at this pivotal moment in which we find ourselves – at a crossroads between the singular photographic object and the sprawling nature of the networked image.


Janine Antoni
Elina Brotherus
Elinor Carucci
Ana Casas Broda
Fred Hüning
Leigh Ledare
Katie Murray
Hanna Putz
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew
Tierney Gearon
Miyako Ishuichi
Ann Fessler



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