Who is she?
Is a woman's identity exclusively associated with being a mother? Is a woman whom does not bear a child, a childless mother? Told with an autobiographical voice, this series of images is a self-exploration of the continuous struggle to arrest alternative identities, other than that of being a mother. These portraits demonstrate the struggle and inner turmoil to maintain some element of selfhood. A search for something other that defines me as a woman, instead of the isolating identity of motherhood, solely defining who I am. The uncanny essence of these images derives from the double exposures captured on high sensitivity film, combined with the use of a self-made, medium format pinhole camera.
Malcolm Davies • John Gamble • Sorel Hirst • Lesley Wood •