In “Birth Culture,” photographer Alice Proujansky documents live birth from delivery rooms around the world. Her goal is to create images that open up a larger conversation about how to improve the process and reduce maternal and infant mortality.
“The experience is strange and powerful and frightening and it can be really beautiful,” she said.
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Every birth I’ve ever seen (on film, but real) has been so moving that it actually seems supernatural. It’s literally a miracle in front of our very eyes as a human takes the first breath of her life.