Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Loss

11 October 2013 - 05 January 2014

Four contemporary photographers explore the theme of loss in the relationship between mother and child. 

Curator Susan Bright has selected work by Ann Fessler (b. 1950, USA), Tierney Gearon (b. 1963, USA), Miyako Ishiuchi (b. 1947, Japan) and Annu Palakunnathu Matthew (b. 1964, Britain), who use photography in a variety of ways: by digitising vernacular photographs, drawing on documentary and experimental film practice or as a trace.

Set within the emotionally resonant context of the Foundling Museum, Home Truths explores issues that are complex and familiar, haunting and thought-provoking.


Thursday 24 October


UK premier of A Girl Like Her by Ann Fessler.

Includes a talk and Q&A session with the artist and Director, Ann Fessler.

Tickets £4. Booking highly advisable.

Call 020 7841 3600 or buy tickets from the Museum.


Thursday 28 November


The Mother Project by Tierney Gearon. Part of a series of films accompanying the Home Truths exhibition.

Tickets £4. Booking highly advisable.

Call 020 7841 3600 or buy tickets from the Museum.


Sunday 8 December


Hear acclaimed curator Susan Bright talk about the exhibition, Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Loss. Booking highly recommended.



The companion show Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Identity is on display at The Photographers’ Gallery from 11 October to 5 January 2014.

Home Truths is supported by the Home Truths Supporters’ Circle, and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.


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