Breadwinners (2019 ongoing work in progress)

Breadwinners is a collaborative portrait-led research project exploring the economic lives of women over 40 in rural and regional Victoria undertaken with Professor Kat Riach, Kiah Pullens and myself. The project seeks to increase the visibility of women who are primary income earners, challenging stereotypes of women and women’s work, through an exhibition of the collaborative portraits. The project has sought to give agency to the participants in the creations of their own stories of strength and representations by providing a platform for women to tell their stories. In addition to the photographic portraits, Kat has extensively interviewed the participants to gain insight into the lives and experiences of the women. These interviews and collaborative portraits will have an exhibition outcome in 2020.