Women in Photography 2018 Exhibition
Motherhood | Alice Proujansky

Presenting a selection of images about the midwives, doctors and nurses supporting U.S. women’s choices along the reproductive spectrum.  

I’ve included images from one of the rare combination abortion clinic and birthing centers in the U.S., as well as other locations supporting women’s reproductive choices, from the decision whether to continue a pregnancy to how to give birth. These providers and volunteers ensure access to safe, evidence-based, culturally responsive reproductive health care. In a country where access to abortion is under threat and in the only developed nation with a rising rate of maternal mortality, these practitioners are united by their respect for women’s bodily autonomy.

These photographs come from Buffalo, NY; Charlotte, NC; Winter Garden, FL, Brooklyn, NY; Greenfield, MA and Minneapolis, MN.

About Alice Proujansky
Alice Proujansky is a documentary photographer covering women and labor: birth, work, motherhood and migration. Her personal projects include Birth Culture, Women’s Work and Still Moving: Migrant Families. She is now working on Don’t Need a Weatherman, a project about the legacy of radical activism in her family.

Her first book, Go Photo! An Activity Book for Kids was published by Aperture in 2016.

Alice’s work has been published by New York Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Nation, the Boston Globe, The New Republic, Fast Company, the Guardian, Harpers, Cosmopolitan and others. She has received support from the International Women’s Media Foundation, the Magnum Foundation, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the Solutions Journalism Network and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and was selected for Review Santa Fe 2014 and the New York Portfolio Review 2016.

Her photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York, New York University, International Photo Festival Leiden, Photoville, the Oso Bay Biennial, San José Foto and United Photo Industries.

In addition to her documentary work, Alice has taught photography since 2002 and was the lead curriculum writer for On Sight, Aperture’s photography and visual literacy curriculum.

Alice grew up in Greenfield, MA. She graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Department of Photography and Imaging and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, son and daughter.

:: Exhibition: 5 Oct to 18 Nov 2018
:: Guided photographer & curator tour: 5 Oct, Fri, 6pm to 7pm
:: Artist talk I: 6 Oct, Sat, 2pm to 4pm
:: Artist talk II: 6 Oct, Sat, 4pm to 6pm
:: Slideshow Projection featuring Women Photograph: 8 Nov, Thu, 730pm to 9pm
:: Short Film Screening: 5 Oct to 28 Oct, 12pm to 7pm, Lower Gallery
:: Women in Film 2018 (10 to 13 Oct, 730pm)