Published on October 23, 2013 | by Hollie Bracciale


Model mums help LCF grad’s cancer cause

LCF Graduate Morwenna Lytton Cobbold's Models and Mothers exhibition in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

The 33 mums and models are helping raise money for cancer research. [Seren Jenkins]

LCF fashion photography graduate Morwenna Lytton Cobbold has opened an exhibition in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer, using pieces from her final degree show.

As part of breast cancer awareness month, LCF alumna Cobbold is showcasing pieces from her Models and Mothers portrait collection.

“Shooting the project has been a real labour of love for me. I’m thrilled to be able to use the exhibition as a channel to raise funds for a cause close to my heart,” says Cobbold, an ambassador for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.

The exhibition offers an intimate look into the personal lives of models including Portia Freeman, Olivia Inge and Amber Atherton, who is also known for appearing on E4’s Made in Chelsea.

Cobbold, who has previously modelled for Burberry, travelled around the world to visit the homes of each of her 33 sitters. Models and their mothers were captured in familiar surroundings rather than in stark fashion studios.


She said: “It started as a personal project, and when I became an ambassador for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer it seemed like a natural progression to combine the two and use it for something worthwhile.”

The exhibition has already raised over £5,000 from donations, auctioned items and sales of Cobbold’s limited edition prints and book, containing all 33 images.

Her work is available to buy from the exhibition and online, with all proceeds going to aid breast cancer research.

She explained: “My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor and I know how vital the research done and support given by Breakthrough is.”

The charity funds 25 per cent of the UK’s cancer research and supports the work of 270 scientists across the country.

The exhibition is at The Gilbert Scott bar and restaurant inside the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel and will run until the end of October.

The Gilbert Scott restaurant will also be donating £1 to Breakthrough Breast Cancer from every sale of their ‘Mrs Beeton’s Snow Egg’ dessert.

To buy Morwenna Lytton Cobbold’s Models and Mothers book click here or donate to Breakthrough Breast Cancer through Cobbold’s giving page here.

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