Homefront

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The aim of the project is to document and raise awareness of a range of circumstances women are facing moving forward/ impacted by Covid19.

by Homefront project in Ferndown, England, United Kingdom

Hello,  I’m Jayne Jackson, an award winning social action photographer       

My last project, about victim blaming, ‘Asking For It’ received national media coverage, including a feature by The Independent and BBC South Today News, as well as trending as top 3 on The BBC news website. The project is a series of historical mugshots, which invite the reader to question who is really to blame.

https://www.jaynejacksonphotography. co.uk/asking-for-it             

I am a mother of two daughters, a feminist and long time volunteer for the charity, 'The Shine Project', which supports teen girls.

HOMEFRONT                  

This collaborative project explores how female lives were / are changed by events in 2020, particularly in terms of work/home situations, mental health and general wellbeing.

Each woman 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.

A project preview being exhibited at Bournemouth University, Atrium Gallery from 9th November 2020 (approx 6-8 weeks).  The project is intended to remain LIVE into Spring 2021, documenting women's stories and subsequently by further exhibiting and publishing in book / zine format. 

Funds raised will be used towards publishing this work which aims to give a voice to over 100 women living . 

Let's make 'Homefront' happen

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