Showing (work x family)

Showing (work x family) is an ongoing photography project about the push and pull of work and family and its relevance to our kids, coworkers, elders, partners, and society. Presented as a screen-based exhibition for diverse public venues, Showing (work x family) reveals the intimate choreography of everyday routines and situations—a universal balancing act with no fixed equation.

The photographs offer a meticulous examination of everyday life, refined and raw expressions of mealtimes and bedtimes, commutes and carpools, calendars and keys, school-day mornings and weekend chores, childcare and grandparent shifts, single-parent households and blended families.

The project combines landmark commissioned photographs of pregnant women in the workplace, a curated selection of pictures by accomplished contemporary photographers, and works by high school students who undertook the wrkxfmly Assignment to look at how work and family overlap in their own lives.


It made me feel a new appreciation for families, and for the sacrifices that my family must have encountered.
— Washington, DC exhibition visitor

So moving and recognizable!
— Washington, DC exhibition visitor
 

Showing: Commissioned Works
Photographs commissioned from professional photographers depict visibly pregnant women at work, a rarely photographed subject that inescapably captures the overlap of work and family

Showing: Curated Works
Curated professional photographs of the work x family equation
 

 

Showingwrkxfmly Assignment
Photographs and writings by students across the country about work and family dynamics in their own lives

 

Showing (work x family) Photographers

 
  • Curated
  • Commissioned
  • Student

  • Fiona Aboud
  • Jenn Ackerman
  • Douglas Adesko
  • Bess Adler
  • Diana Agcaoili
  • Steven Ahlgren
  • Jocelyn Ahorrio
  • Corey Arnold
  • Michele Asselin
  • M. B.
  • Jordan Bess
  • Geoffrey Biddle
  • Lois Bielefeld
  • Sophia Bilbao
  • David Binder
  • Gay Block
  • Edie Bresler
  • Cindy Burnham
  • Desiree Bustos
  • Elysse Caballero
  • Elinor Carucci
  • Cristiana Ceppas
  • Lisette Chavez
  • Vincent Cianni
  • Sam Comen
  • Gabriela Coronado
  • Sarah Craig
  • Luz Cuevas
  • Gerald Cyrus
  • Naomi Dailey
  • Scott Dalton
  • Jeffrey Day
  • Giovanni Delucchi
  • Stephen DiRado
  • Doug DuBois
  • Beth Yarnelle Edwards
  • Matt Eich
  • Natalie Faye
  • Adam Ferguson
  • Elizabeth Fleming
  • Giselle Flores
  • Lucas Foglia
  • Mary Frey
  • Emily Genga
  • Ben Gest
  • Danny Ghitis
  • Tony Gonzalez
  • Philip Gould
  • Lauren Greenfield
  • Lori Grinker
  • Lorriane Gutierrez
  • Carol Guzy
  • Gail Albert Halaban
  • Jessica Todd Harper
  • Kallum Harvey
  • Isabel Herburger
  • David Hilliard
  • Ajonay Hodges
  • Jason Houston
  • Wing Young Huie
  • Kate Hutchinson
  • Amara Jerome
  • Lynn Johnson
  • Karen Kasmauski
  • Prabhleen Kaur
  • Brenda Kenneally
  • Aison King
  • Gillian Laub
  • Hatnim Lee
  • Zun Lee
  • Annie Leibovitz
  • Wayne Levin
  • Michael Lewis
  • Steve Liss
  • Vanessa Listo
  • Olivia Marlar
  • Joyce Marshall
  • Hayley Maskell
  • Rania Matar
  • Jim McAuley
  • Mary Beth Meehan
  • Darin Mickey
  • Greg Miller
  • Andrea Modica
  • Alex Morel
  • Chantel Negron
  • Zed Nelson
  • Brett Nowlin
  • Gabriella Oh
  • Carlos Javier Ortiz
  • Gloria Ortiz
  • Sylvia Owens
  • Karoliina Paatos
  • Evelin Perez
  • Beth Perkins
  • Daryl Peveto
  • Seda Pias
  • John Pilson
  • Melissa Ann Pinney
  • Sylvia Plachy
  • Grace Poe
  • Alice Proujansky
  • Josh Quigley
  • Lizbeth Ramirez
  • Ryan Spencer Reed
  • Richard Renaldi
  • Mackenzie Rice
  • Theo Rigby
  • Nimsy Rivas
  • Carmelita Rivera-Levin
  • Kathleen Robbins
  • Elliot Ross
  • Matt Roth
  • Emily Schuerman
  • Dona Schwartz
  • Kelly Shimoda
  • Josephine Sittenfeld
  • Sage Sohier
  • Viktoria Sorochinski
  • Amy Stein
  • Angela Strassheim
  • Amanda Tinker
  • Lauren Tom
  • Gisella Trujillo
  • Ka-Man Tse
  • Aaron Turner
  • Theo Wargo
  • Amani Willett
  • Elias Williams
  • Dan Winters
  • Tanner Woehr
  • Michael Wolf
  • Angelina Zeigler
  • Yushi Zheng
  • Bonnie Zimlich