Representations of Motherhood

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Women exercising in ante-natal class, 1955. (Grantly Dick-Read)

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Women in ante-natal class, 1955. (Grantly Dick-Read)

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© Laura Shill collection

Hidden mother, anonymous tintype (c. 1856-1880).

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© Laura Shill collection

Hidden mother, anonymous tintype (c. 1856-1880).

This panel discussion examines how motherhood is portrayed and represented in the media and within the history of art and photography. The speakers include Sara Rumens, lifestyle picture editor at Grazia magazine, and art historian Simon Watney, and will be chaired by Dr Tracey Jensen, senior lecture in sociology and social policy at the University of East London. The evening ties in with the current Photographers' Gallery exhibition, 'Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Identity', and its companion exhibition at the Foundling Museum, 'Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Loss.'

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