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5 Incredible Images from the 2011 Birth Photography Competition

By ceridwen |

I love the enclosed point of view on this photo by Hally D.

The 2011 Birth Photograph of the Year contest is on over at the International Association of Birth Photographers website. The images are all incredible. I really am constantly amazed by what these photographers are able to capture. |

Birth is an intimate moment– or series of moments– full of so much meaning but sometimes not easy to represent in a single shot. Also, women in labor sometimes look like they are asleep or just leaning on a chair or something ordinary, even if their interior world is being rocked.

These brilliant photographers somehow manage to snap at the right moment. (And how they get the lighting to be so good is an utter mystery to me!)

Here are five pictures I loved from the official selection but THEY ARE ALL SO GOOD and I encourage you to go check all them out. You can vote for your favorite until midnight tonight (February 19th).

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5 Incredible Images from the 2011 Birth Photography Competition

Photo by Jessica Strom

The iphone situates this timeless moment firmly in 2011.
Photo by Jessica Strom



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Ceridwen Morris is a writer, mother, and certified childbirth educator. She is the author of several books and screenplays, including (Three Rivers; 2007). She serves on the board of The Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York and teaches at Tribeca Parenting in New York City. Read bio and latest posts → Read Ceridwen's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “5 Incredible Images from the 2011 Birth Photography Competition

  1. Jessica Strom says:

    Thank you for sharing my image, that particular one had the baby’s daddy on the phone you see in the photo, he is in Afghanistan shouting “I hear him!”. Very moving! PS, I noticed you spelled my last name Storm which it’s actually Strom.

    Thanks again for the shout out!

    1. ceridwen says:

      Correction being made ASAP. I love this picture and what an amazing story, too!!

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