As you are probably more than aware, despite recent efforts to normalise breastfeeding there is still a lot of a taboo about seeing women feeding their children, especially in photography and in public. It is now at the point where Instagram bans accounts and I actually experienced a ‘shadow ban’ because I was sharing breastfeeding images which showed female nipples (male nipples continue to be shown freely without consequence however?).
This ongoing project of mine is inviting women to be photographed feeding their babies/children in my studio in Northleach and the surrounding areas. It helps support the breastfeeding community by normalising it as well as pointing out the outdated and misogynistic societal flaws associated with it.
Here is where I am currently showcasing it, and I am hoping to have it published into a book eventually...