An exhibition by photographer Fiona Freund will put Brixton’s working mothers on the map as part of this year’s International Women’s Day celebrations.
MotherWorks is the vision of local creative team (and working mums) Mothers of Invention and is an insight into the brilliant and often bizarre duality of working mums.
The organisers say: “It’s more than just an exhibition. It’s a movement designed to champion working mums, spark a reaction and hopefully change attitudes.” Freund photographed mothers from all over the UK, from farmers to CEOs, actors to yoga instructors, and included 12 working mums from Brixton.
“I was lucky enough to take my son to shoots but, sadly, for most women this is not possible and so begins the weird duality of the mother who works: from the smartly dressed women heading to work with cereal stains on her shirt, to the masterful, multi-tasking mums who work from home and take conference calls while wiping something unspeakable off the floor.”
To expand the exhibition and take it on tour, MotherWorks is crowdfunding through Kickstarter for the £800 it needs to host a minimum number of 10 images for the exhibition. Go to www.kickstarter.com/projects/motherworks.
The exhibition runs from Friday 9 to Saturday 17 March 9am – 6pm at the Brixton Pound Café, 77 Atlantic Road. Admission free.