Offspring -    Title:  From the series "Offspring"   Location:  Hitchin,...
  • Title: From the series "Offspring"
  • Location: Hitchin, UK
  • Date of Image: September 2020
Offspring -    Title:  From the series "Offspring"   Location: ...
  • Title: From the series "Offspring"
  • Location: Birmingham, UK
  • Date of Image: December 2021
Offspring -    Title:  From the series "Offspring"   Location:  Charlton,...
  • Title: From the series "Offspring"
  • Location: Charlton, UK
  • Date of Image: December 2021
Offspring -    Title:  From the series "Offspring"   Location:  Ilford,...
  • Title: From the series "Offspring"
  • Location: Ilford, UK
  • Date of Image: October 2021
Offspring -    Title:  From the series "Offspring"   Location:  Tipton,...
  • Title: From the series "Offspring"
  • Location: Tipton, UK
  • Date of Image: December 2021

Offspring

Iko-Ojo Mercy Haruna
Visual Artist | Documentary Photographer based in Kent,UK
"Offspring" is an ongoing project that explores the physical and psychological changes that occur with the transition into motherhood from the perspective of Black mothers in the UK. The photographs of more visible physical changes like stretch marks, wrinkles, scars or mementoes of early motherhood serve as a backdrop for visualising and discussing less obvious physiological changes and mental health issues that are taboo or tend to be swept under the carpet.

The objective is to create space for mothers at any stage in their journeys to share their stories without fear of judgement as their anonymity is preserved. The resulting body of work is a collection of images accompanied by text from mothers of diverse backgrounds, who though experiencing all these changes, would generally be culturally stifled into silence and unable or unwilling to share. The process of sharing these stories is not only cathartic for the mothers but also reveals diverse realities of black motherhood to a larger audience.

More About Offspring Project
Public Story
Offspring
Copyright Iko-Ojo Mercy Haruna 2022
Updated May 2022
Location United Kingdom
Topics Documentary, Maternal Health, Motherhood, Multimedia, Parenting & Family, Photography, Pregnancy/Birth
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