BA (Hons) Photography
University Centre St Helens, HE Arts 2020
“My personal struggles as a single mother but also the joy that it brings.”
The theme for my current body of work is motherhood. It is about my personal struggles as a single mother but also the joy that it brings. My work is autobiographical with an element of self-portraiture. It is all about me and my son, Tyler. Through my project I have shown how the injury I had when I was 14 years old affects my parenting and the internal scars it has left. The trauma to my body makes being a parent very difficult but make it so much more rewarding. My main influences through this project have been Elinor Carucci and Sally Mann.
Motherhood is a very lonely journey. Especially being a single mother. Throughout my project, I have learnt that although it may feel very lonely, those feelings are universal. As mothers, we all feel the same things just at different moments in our lives. My work attempts to show other mothers that they are not alone. Every individual has a story to tell. This is my story.
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