Nevertheless, She Persisted.
The project acknowledges the struggles of 25 women - and celebrates their survival.
I worked closely with women who have overcome child loss, domestic abuse, rape, self harm, body dysmorphia, suicide attempts, breast cancer and much more. These women told me some of the hardest stories you can imagine, but have found the strength and courage to share them with me.
I hoped this project would empower the girls/women who took part. I also hope that women viewing the final project will see that they are not alone, and perhaps have the strength to use their own voice, too.
Nevertheless, She Persisted was released on March 8th 2018 to coincide with International Women's Day.
The series was exhibited at Out of the Blue, Edinburgh, from May 8th - 18th 2018.
Opening night images by Katie Blair Matthews (www.katieblairmatthews.com) :
Press for Nevertheless, She Persisted:
Edinburgh Evening News feature:
British Institute of Professional Photography (Scottish Region) feature:
Edinburgh College Photography feature:
Edinburgh College feature:
BBC Radio Scotland interview: (from 52.08)
Document Scotland interview:
Edinburgh College interview:
The Skinny events listing:
Fast Forward // Women in Photography event listing:
The Student Newspaper review:
Nevertheless, She Persisted would not have been possible without the support of the following charities: