OPFS celebrated 75 years in 2019
To celebrate OPFS 75th Anniversary year we collaborated with photographer Amara Eno to create a body of work called The 25 Percent, which explores the lives of single parent families in Scotland.
Amara Eno in consultation with our local services worked with parents and children to create new work reflecting the lives of single parent families. Amara worked with families who use or have in the past used the services of OPFS. She photographed families in Dundee, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Lanarkshire and Glasgow.
- Fatou, Glasgow mum of 3
The 25 Percent is a chronicle of the positive reflections, but also the hardships, that make up the single-parent household landscape in the UK. Inspired by Amara’s own childhood, and the representation of single parents in the media, the project offers them an outlet to express themselves and creates imagery allowing children who grow up in these families to see themselves represented in a way that instils in them a sense of solidarity and worth.
Amara’s new body of work culminated in an exhibition of The 25 Percent at Custom Lane gallery in Leith in Edinburgh, in November 2019.
Take a look at our dedicated 75th website
OPFS at 75
To coincide with our 75 years celebrations we are showcasing single parents from across Scotland in a photographic exhibition. We have collaborated with photographer Amara Eno to create a body of work called the The 25 Percent, which explores the lives of single parent families in Scotland. Here is Claire a single mum from Dundee.
You can also find a history timeline of OPFS as part of this website.
The project gave us an opportunity to reflect on why we were established, acknowledge how culture and society has changed over the decades and hear how we plan to tackle the challenges that lie ahead. We are the only national organisation whose overall aim and purpose is to improve the lives of single parents and their families, enabling them to benefit from life’s opportunities, and fulfil their potential.