Showing (work x family) is a photography project about the push and pull of work and family and its relevance to our kids, our coworkers, our elders, our partners, and our society as a whole.
The immersive pop-up exhibition for diverse public venues reveals the intimate choreography of everyday routines and situations—mealtimes and bedtimes, commuting and car pools, calendars and keys, school-day mornings and
weekend chores, childcare and grandparent shifts, single-parent households and blended families.
The photographs combine a landmark commission of pregnant women in the workplace, a curated selection by accomplished contemporary photographers, and fresh new work by first-generation digital natives in high school photography programs around the country. Originally developed by the Working
Assumptions Foundation in 2013 in collaboration with photographers, curators, and arts educators, WRKXFMLY, the Showing photography assignment has been completed by thousands of students in more than 50 schools in 12 states and the District of Columbia, showing us how work and family overlap in their own lives.
Installations around the country are now being planned starting in late 2017—check back for details and bring Showing to your community.
“Showing (work x family) in Preview: A Project in the Making”
Trudy Wilner Stack, Exposure, Spring 2017
“Showing: Images of Work and Family”
Caitlin Cater, U.S. Department of Labor Blog, 10/24/16
Beth Yarnelle Edwards
Jessica Todd Harper
Wing Young Huie
Mary Beth Meehan
Melissa Ann Pinney