Saturday Girls: New exhibition captures the evolution of women in the workforce

Alice Davage © Lewis Khan

Modern women using part-time, weekend work to enhance their lives, prospects and financial freedom has been captured for a new exhibition Saturday Girls.

Acclaimed British photographer Lewis Khan is showing how the role of ‘Saturday girls’ has evolved over the decades. Choosing 10 young women, aged 16 to 29 years old from across the UK, Lewis demonstrated how they’re using Saturday work to develop their skills for career progression.

These tech-savvy young women are juggling multiple jobs to enjoy more flexibility and independence, using Saturday jobs to become more entrepreneurial and follow self-made ventures.

Amongst them is Collette Conlin, an usher at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle who hopes to become a star performer herself; green fingered Suzie Hawkins from Manchester, who started as an intern and now works Saturdays to teach floristry; Helen Adeyera, a weekend hairdresser who is also studying Computer Science at Coventry University, and 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.

Saturday Girls is on view at Woolff Gallery, London from 1 to 3 November 2018. Discover more about Lewis Khan at www.lewiskhan.co.uk.

Chantelle Castro © Lewis Khan

Chantelle Castro © Lewis Khan

Helen Adeyera © Lewis Khan

Helen Adeyera © Lewis Khan

Shana Kandola © Lewis Khan

Shana Kandola © Lewis Khan

Chantelle Castro © Lewis Khan

Chantelle Castro © Lewis Khan

Sophie Condren © Lewis Khan

Sophie Condren © Lewis Khan