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The Second Shift by Clare Gallagher

The Second Shift by Clare Gallagher

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‘The Second Shift is the term given to the hidden shift of housework
and childcare primarily carried out by women on top of their paid
employment. It is physical, mental and emotional labour which demands
effort, skill and time but is unpaid, unaccounted for, unequally
distributed and largely unrecognised.

Hidden in plain sight and veiled by familiarity and insignificance,
the second shift is largely absent from photographs of home and
family. This work is an attempt to recognise the complexity and value
of this invisible work. It is a call for resistance to the capitalist,
patriarchal and aesthetic systems which ignore it.’ CG

Winner of Backlight & Jelgavas Tipografija Book Award
Self Published, Signed, Edition of 500, 64 pages, 170 x 235 mm.

A Woman’s Work exhibition,

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