Published: 14 October 2015 at 14:27
Anglia Ruskin lecturer Kerstin Hacker to display powerful maternity ward images
A powerful series of photographs chronicling childbirth in a Prague hospital in the early 1990s will go on show in Cambridge next week.
Hacker took the photographs over a period of two months at the Vinohrady Hospital, a large teaching hospital in the centre of Prague, while she was at FAMU (University of Applied Arts in Prague).
The series gives an insight into the busy maternity department of the hospital and challenges the romantic narrative surrounding childbirth.
The uncompromising images won Hacker the Emma/Agfa Prize for Female Photojournalists in Germany in 1993.
German-born Hacker said:
The Maternity Ward exhibition is on show at the Changing Spaces Gallery on Norfolk Street, Cambridge, from 19 October to 1 November (11am-5pm).
Changing Spaces is an artist-led project in Cambridge that negotiates the use of empty commercial property for use by artists for exhibition and development purposes.