Journey of The Hysterectic Woman
'The Journey of the Hysterectic Woman' is a unique photographic project that creatively interprets one woman’s journey, using the form of a visual diary, through a hysterectomy operation. It challenges conventional perception and asks questions as to how, with imagination and creativity, a woman can take some personal control over this often traumatic medical procedure on the feminine body and psyche. The work shines a light on this major, yet commonplace operation and promotes the use of the arts as a tool for transformation and recovery.
“In Whitefield’s brave and bold series, she follows in the venerable and vulnerable footsteps of artists like Jo Spence, Helen Chadwick and Hannah Wilke, who chartered their bodies’ visceral experiences through photographs.” - Cherry Smyth art critic and poet
The accompanying limited edition art book 'Hysterectic' was winner of the UK Mc Naughton Review Award in 2010