First Day of School
Project info

The doorstep photograph of a child's first day of school has become a visual trope of parenting and a must-share on social media at the start of children's school life. Using Facebook to find my subjects in the city of Sheffield, UK, I've picked up this simple family photo opportunity and given it both celebration and scrutiny, where the school uniforms or the door frames dwarf the children, acting as a barrier between the safety of home, their preschool years and the big wide world. This moment sits within my enquiry into dress, relationships and social compliance, with this moment piquing my interest as my son passed this milestone, and is therefore featured in the series.