100 WOMEN OF OXFORD

 

100 WOMEN OF OXFORD grew from a passion to connect with other women in my community.  I was intrigued by their stories, and why they too were living in this city of dreaming spires.

This project has been the most humbling, insightful, educational school-of-life experience.  I sat with each woman, in her home, and listened to experiences of love and loss, politics, motherhood, climate change, dreams, disability, murder, sexuality, mental health, fear, imposter syndrome, social justice, family conflict, abuse, feminism, war, joy, death, social inclusion and many more stories of humanity.

Everyday we pass people in the streets yet know so little about them.  We are all so uniquely diverse, yet we all long for the same thing: connection.  Real connection takes vulnerability, and vulnerability takes real courage.  And so, I’d like to thank each woman I met for being honest and open, for deeply connecting, for taking a risk and saying yes, and letting me, a stranger into their home.  This body of work has been a real collaboration. 

In this exhibition you will have the opportunity to meet all one hundred brave, courageous, inspirational women, who are a part of Oxford’s community, and read a small slice of our conversation.

 

NOTES

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2020

The launch of this exhibition in print was at Tap Social on International Women’s Day 2020.  Two weeks later the UK went on lockdown due to COVID-19.  The series was available as an on-line exhibition, during Oxfordshire Arts Weeks in May 2020.

Many thanks to my good friends Rachel Movitz and Kevin Potter for the press photos.

THE NORTH WALL ARTS CENTRE FOR OXFORD PHOTO FESTIVAL

The project was picked up by The North Wall Arts Centre to be shown as part of Oxford Photo Festival in October 2020.

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