Visiting Speaker – Kim Vermeulen

On a recent visit to UCLan, Kim discussed her ongoing project on Breastfeeding.

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“My first exploration into British breastfeeding culture concentrated on public feeding, I asked mothers from a local breastfeeding support group to choose a location to have a breastfeeding portrait. Most mothers selected a public place, such as, a cafe or supermarket cafe. Based on the interviews with these mothers and informal interviews held weekly at the support group I produced a book. The book contains portraits of the mothers accompanied by short quotes referring to their public feeding and breastfeeding experiences. Also within the book I included information of all the local public places that had signed up through the Breastfeeding Network as ‘Breastfeeding Friendly’, as well as a list of the support group details available in the area.”

One of the images from this series has been selected for the Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition:

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You can see more of Kim’s work at her website.

Kim Vermeulen is a graduate of MA Photography at UCLan.

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