A Move for Change, a collaborative photographic/text project of Kate Jo and Vaughan Judge, will open at the Jessie Wilber gallery on Friday, June 11, with a gallery talk at 6 pm.
The work is a series of colour portraits of women who have moved to the UK in the interest of a better life. Whether that means they moved for love, money, education, family, freedom, etc. To complement each portrait the artists have documented a brief story detailing each individual’s immigration or journey to the UK – the “stories” of where the woman had been and why she chose the UK (or why the UK chose her). This is an attempt to investigate the often untold stories of women who embrace the courage to change their lives. Although the individual reasons vary, these women have found a common strength in starting life anew.