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This is an account of ongoing research using photography to examine and represent the work of ‘the second shift’ - the routine domestic practices of housework and care traditionally carried out by women outside their paid employment. Hidden in plain sight and veiled by familiarity and insignificance, housework is largely absent from photographs of home and family. How might photography help reveal the ingenuity and emotional affect concealed within ‘women’s work’? This paper considers the ways photographic directives could facilitate a more detailed understanding of these apparently simple domestic tasks. I suggest that photography’s indexicality and ordinariness, crossing boundaries between art and everyday life, make it an effective tool for this study of busy working mothers.
|Publication status||Published - 3 Dec 2016|
- Everyday Life
The Second Shift: Clare Gallagher discusses her photographic research focusing on the burden of domestic labour for working womenGallagher, C., 2 Sep 2019, In : Visual Artists Ireland.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Gallagher, C., 1 Jun 2017
Research output: Non-textual form › Exhibition