Miyako Ishiuchi and Annu Palakunnathu Matthew in the book Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood


Published to accompany the exhibition Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Loss, the book examines contemporary interpretations of one of the most enduring subjects in the history of picture-making: the image of the mother. Focusing on the work of 12 international photographers, it challenges the stereotypical or sentimental views of motherhood handed down by traditional depictions, and explores how photography can be used to address changing conditions of power, gender, domesticity, the maternal body and female identity.

Published by The Photographers’ Gallery, the book features Ishiuchi’s photographs from Mother’s and Matthew’s works from Re-generation and Open Wound.