By award-winning social action photographer Jayne Jackson. At the Atrium Gallery, Poole House, Talbot Campus - open to all.
This collaborative project explores how female lives have been changed by events in 2020, particularly in terms of work/home situations, mental health and general wellbeing.
Each person is photographed in a way that they feel represents their unique experience, from a ‘homefront/post war’ perspective. Each image is styled as a 1940s/50s slightly satirical, yet empowered/uplifting image, with interviews about life before, during and after lockdown.
As a body of work, it touches upon specific issues like giving birth during lockdown, home schooling, running a business, health and fitness, cooking etc, but also a variety of general feminist issues. These include the disproportionate amount of unpaid work done by women, such as childcare and caring for other relatives, as well as the 75% of part-time workforce being occupied by females, many running small businesses and often combining this with childcare. Some personal stories reflect on issues such as domestic violence and bereavement.
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