First UK photography exhibition captures Saturday Girls at work across Britain

Shana Kandola

JOB TODAY, the UK’s leading mobile hiring app, is championing young females in the British workforce, by announcing the UK’s first photography exhibition that captures ‘Saturday Girls’ on the job across Britain.

Acclaimed British photographer, Lewis Khan, was commissioned to travel the nation to capture women aged 16 to 29 years old, and showcase 10 girls working casual jobs in different industries, to show how this iconic role has evolved over the decades.

‘Saturday Girls’, a term coined to describe women using part-time, weekend work to enhance their lives, prospects and financial freedom, has evolved. Women are now using Saturday jobs to become more entrepreneurial and follow self-made ventures. The all new Saturday Girl has also become more tech savvy and juggles multiple jobs to enjoy more flexibility and independence.

Helen Adeyera

JOB TODAY launched a search to find women who wanted to feature in the exhibition. Ten young women have been chosen as part of a collective that are an inspiration, using Saturday work to develop their skills and lead to career progression and entrepreneurial ventures.

From Glasgow down to Newcastle, Birmingham, London and beyond, the documentary style exhibition showcases Shana Kandola, a Foreign Office employee who dedicates her Saturdays to Bristol Hospital as a Band 2 Healthcare Assistant, alongside building a tech start-up from home; Alice Davage, a chef at The Royal Albert Hall who lives in Fulham and wanted to gain a variety of skills before she starts her marketing career; and Helen Adeyera, a  self-employed hairdresser & makeup artist and Computer Science student who has turned her passion and hobby into a business, just to name a few.

Alice Davage

Speaking of the exhibition, Polina Montano, Co-Founder of JOB TODAY said, “A century ago women couldn’t vote, get a loan or work in certain industries.”

“Saturday Girl roles were incremental in helping women break down barriers and gain independence.”

“We have now come a long way.”

“We wanted to give a platform to showcase the all new, modern-day ‘Saturday Girl’, showing how our future female workforce are already killing it at work, doing some pretty amazing things.”

Over the past few decades, working women have been on the rise in the UK. Recent research revealed a record high of 78 per cent of women are now working in Britain, compared with 57 per cent in 1975. This has been a continuing rise over the past 40 years.

Free to view, to find out more about this exhibition please visit: https://jobtoday.com/saturdaygirl/


Saturday Girls Photography Exhibition Details:

Where: Woolff Gallery, 89 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4PU

Cost: Free

When: 1st – 3rd November 2018

Timings:  

Thursday, 1st November: Press viewing only

Friday, 2nd November: 10.30am – 6pm (open to the general public)

Saturday, 3rd November: 11am – 5pm (open to the general public)

Alison Simpson
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Alison is the Digital Content Editor for WeAreTheCity. She has a BA Honours degree in Journalism and History from the University of Portsmouth. She has previously worked in the marketing sector and in a copywriting role. Alison’s other passions and hobbies include writing, blogging and travelling.

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