The Second Shift: Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki

Clare Gallagher (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

2 Citations (Scopus)


This is the first solo exhibition of the photographic series The Second Shift, originally published as a photobook. The artist curated the exhibition with the aim of further expanding the field of visual representation of home and women's work. Huge variation in scale was used to create a disjointed flow and unsettle hierarchies of subject matter and attention. By pointing to the surface, different paper types underlined the constructed nature of home, denaturalising the apparent artlessness of the photographic image. Layering of prints refers to the persistent dichotomy of private and public which leaves home and what happens there underexamined and underrepresented.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHelsinki
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2020


  • women's work
  • photography
  • second shift
  • resistance
  • feminism
  • housework
  • children
  • family life

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