Our mums and us is a photographic series that documents a selection of Ponch Hawkes’ friends standing with their mothers. This series was originally shown at Brummels Gallery of Photography, Melbourne, in 1976 and was Hawkes’s first exhibited body of work. Like other early work by Hawkes, this series adopts the straight-forward approach of social documentary photography. The subjects have been photographed as full figures, within the context of the family home. As a consequence, the images record generational shifts and aspects of style in personal fashion and domestic décor.