“Calling all breastfeeding Mothers in London (and beyond) – we need your help! On Wednesday 10th October 2012, New York based DIS Magazine will be holding a photo shoot at the Frieze Art Fair in London (http://www.friezefoundation.org/commissions/detail/dis-magazine/).
DIS magazine are looking for as many breastfeeding women and their babies/toddlers as possible to take part in the shoot in Regent’s Park. The style of the shoot will be a large group of mothers sat at the art fair breastfeeding their babies (or toddlers!) with the gallery/ artwork as the backdrop.
They are aiming for the image to look natural, showing women caring for their babies and for the impact to come from the sheer number of women who are participating (think flash mob… excuse the pun!). We are assured by the editors there will be no provocative images like the Time magazine cover and all images produced will show breastfeeding in a positive light. They are hoping to achieve a scene like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36GDuLxX0lI
The fair is indoors and is warm and dry with nice toilet facilities and baby changing areas. There are also cafes and restaurants so you will be able to get refreshments for yourselves and any older babies/ children – who are also welcome to attend. The
breastfeeding images are a crucial part of the magazines final project and this is also an excellent opportunity for us to get some positive publicity for breastfeeding… plus a very exciting chance to potentially have you and your baby’s photograph in a top New York art magazine’s exhibition for the world to see!
We will be meeting by the entrance to the Frieze Art Fair at around 8.15am. The shoot will start at 8.30am and will finish no later than10.30am. Our contact on the day will be Hannah Tindle – email@example.com – apologies for the early start but this was the only time allocated by the fair organizers.
If you are interested but still have some questions, please do feel free to contact me (Kim Wilmshurst – breastfeeding mother/ no exciting job title!) firstname.lastname@example.org or you can e-mail Hannah at the address above. Or you can join the event on facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/events/171934596276566/ and post any questions on the wall.
Alternatively, if you wish to confirm your attendance, please e-mail a clear photograph of yourself to the producer of the shoot Natalie Stranescu at email@example.com so that she can arrange to have a pass made for you to gain entrance to Frieze Art Fair.”
The facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/events/171934596276566/
The fair is over the 11th – 14th of October.
If you would like to find out more information about the project, please take a look at the links below: