'Home Truths' is a voyeristic step inside the world of motherhood. Not in a fashionable way but in fact, the opposite. Unstylish, dramatic and at times, I think, not socially approved.
The photographs tell stories of intimate relationships between mother and child. Most times the narrator is the mother, sometimes is the 'child'. Sometimes the conversation that happens in the pictures is with unborn children, hoped for children, never to be here children.
The exhibition really touches many issues and as a mother, I could easily relate to every single image, being it for recognising the situation from my own experience or for it to be evoking something within me whether to be fear or respect.
Being a mother is ever so intense and challenging. Seeing it all before my eyes was overwhelming to say the least.
'Home Truths. Photography, Motherhood and Identity' is showing at the Photographers Gallery in London 16-18 Ramillies St W1F 7LW, until Jan the 5th.
Amy Dignam 2013 ©
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