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Monica Torres, “This is what pregnancy in the workplace looks like,” Ladders, Nov. 29, 2018.

Ladders talked to photographers and subjects involved in the “Showing: Pregnancy in the Workplace” project about what these photos can tell us about being pregnant and working.

“Работающим беременным женщинам посвятили фотовыставку,” NEN, Nov. 7, 2018.

The non-profit media organization Working Assumptions implemented a photo project dedicated to working pregnant women in the United States.

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NATALIA MARTÍN CANTERO,En fotos: ¿y dónde están las embarazadas que trabajan?,” Univision,
Nov. 10, 2018.

Aunque cerca del 70% de las mujeres trabajan mientras están embarazadas, apenas si aparecen en los medios de comunicación. Con estas imágenes, la organización Working Assumptions se propone cambiar la narrativa visual y normalizar la imagen de las mujeres gestantes en todos los ámbitos.


Julia Belluz, “Photos: how millions of moms work through pregnancy, Vox, Oct. 31, 2018.

Forty years ago today, on October 31, it became illegal to discriminate against pregnant women at work in the United States.



Working moms. Wednesday was the 40th anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the law protecting pregnant women in the workplace. To honor that milestone, here’s an incredible photo series of pregnant women at work—in hospitals, in grocery stores, in the outdoors, and in Congress. 

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40 Years After the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Working Assumptions Showcases Photographs of Pregnant Workers,WORKING ASSUMPTIONS. Oct. 24, 2018.

As the 40th anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act approaches, Working Assumptions explores the everyday presence of pregnant women in the workplace. The photography commission Showing: Pregnancy in the Workplace, online at…


Rebecca Gale, “Where Are All the Images of Working Pregnant Women?,” Slate, Sept. 20, 2018.

With nearly 4 million births in the U.S. each year and more than 70 percent of pregnant women working, former sports reporter Jane Gottesman wondered why she didn’t see images of them. They weren’t on TV, in newspapers, or in magazines that weren’t about…


Qrib sheet, storq Newsletter, WHERE ARE ALL THE IMAGES OF WORKING PREGNANT WOMEN?,” SLATE, SEPT. 20, 2018.

STORQ’s QRIB SHEET features Slate article in its newsletter.


Working Assumptions Foundation Announces Appointment of Susan Krane as Executive Director,” WorkinG Assumptions. Nov. 15, 2017.

Working Assumptions Foundation announces the appointment of Susan Krane as executive director. Krane begins in her new capacity November 2017 and joins the Foundation as its first Executive Director at a pivotal stage in the organization’s growth...

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“Digital Photography Installation Captures the State of Work and Family Life in Framingham State University Premiere,” Working Assumptions, Nov. 8, 2017.

Showing (work x family), a 28-foot, six-screen photography exhibition with an original soundscape and 186 photographs by 135 photographers will be previewed at the Mazmanian Gallery at Framingham State University...

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Jonathan Dame,At Framingham State, Photo Exhibit on Work and Family Spotlights Shared Humanity,”
The MetroWest Daily News, Nov. 8, 2018.

A woman in a black apron holds a baby in one arm and uses the other to retrieve $4.32 in change from a cash register. A pregnant CVS worker poses with celebratory balloons...

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Framingham State University, Massachusetts. “Photography Exhibit on Work and Family Diversity Makes National Debut at Framingham State University this Month.” Nov. 1, 2017, Accessed May 7, 2018.

Showing (work x family), a 28-foot, six-screen sound and image installation created by Berkeley, California’s Working Assumptions, makes its national debut at the Mazmanian Gallery at Framingham State University...

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Trudy Wilner Stack, Showing (work x family) in Preview: A Project in the Making,” Exposure, Journal of the Society for Photographic Education, Spring 2017.

Photography and family have long worked together to define identity, memory, and human connection. The visual syntax that family photography lends our personal histories...

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Photography Students Enter Nationwide Photography Project,” Trimble Tech High School News, Fort Worth, Jan. 19, 2017.

On Thursday, CTE Photography teacher Shannon Oden and her students were visited by Brandon Thibodeaux, a Dallas photographer and representative of the non-profit, Working Assumptions...


Caitlin Cater, “Showing: Images of Work and Family,” United States Department of Labor Blog, Oct. 24, 2016.

On Sept. 27, the Women’s Bureau hosted its second annual Paid Family and Medical Leave Findings Symposium. Researchers, policymakers, and advocates from around the country gathered to discuss new research related to paid family and medical leave...


News Archive


Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like?

The Game Face exhibition and book were featured on The Today Show, Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post MagazineThe New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago TribuneAll Things Considered, and hundreds of other newspapers, magazines, and radio and television news programs. Here is just a small sampling of the headlines:

“One Woman’s Mission to Depict Women as Athletes, Not as Objects”
The New York Times Jun. 28, 2001

 “The Universal Joy of Playing Like a Girl”
The Washington Post Jun. 27, 2001

 “Game Faces: Celebrating the expanding world of the female athlete”
The Baltimore Sun Jun. 27, 2001

“Smithsonian exhibit spotlights athletic women”
Philadelphia Tribune Jul. 3, 2001

Win Like a Girl: Book, Photo Exhibit Capture the Pure Joy of Female Athletes”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Jul. 5, 2001

“Athletic Expressions: Book, photo exhibition captures the diversity of the female ‘Game Face’”
Chicago Tribune Jul. 18, 2001