These Birth Photos Have Been Named The Best Of 2020 And They're Intense
An international birth photography group have announced the winners of this year's birth photography competition.
And the photos selected from around the world show the reality of birth in all of its real, raw and honest glory.
The competition from the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers, announced winners from a number of categories including: the best in postpartum, fresh 48 which captures the first few hours after birth as well as a number of honorabe mentions.
You can see all of the winners below:
First place overall
“A Moment of Silence,” by Jessica Vink from the Netherlands of VI-Photography.
Best in category: birth details
“Warrior,” by Bree Garcia from the US of J&B Photography, LLC.
Best in category: postpartum
“Vernix Constellation,” by Kristy Visscher from Australia of Kinship by Kristy.
Best in category: fresh 48
“Denial,” by Natalie Weber from the US of Natalie Zepp Photography.
Best in category: labour
“Morning Light Creeps In,” by Shea Long from Canada of Coastal Lifestyles Photography.
Member’s choice best in category: birth details
“Baby Noah Empelicado,” Jana Brasil from Brazil of JanaBrasil Fotografia.
Member’s choice: first place
“Ring of Fire,” by Katie Torres from the US of Your Story – Professional Birth Services.
Members’ choice best in category: labour
“I am a Birthing Goddess,” by Sophia Costa from the US of The Sophia Co.
Members’ choice best in category: fresh 48
“Her Cup Runneth Over…,” by Martha Lerner from the US of zenmamalove.
Member’s choice best In category: delivery
“Unmasking the Many Layers of Birth,” by Alexandria Mooney from the US of Alexandria Mooney Photography.
“In it Together,” by Lori Martinez from the US of Lori Martinez Photography.
“Unplanned, Furious and Free,” by Bree Garcia from the US of J&B Photography LLC.
“Breech,” by Cindy Willems from the Netherlands of Birth Day geboortefotografie.
“Overflowing Love,” by Barbara Aviz from Brazil of BÁRBARA AVIZ.
“Reactions,” by US photographer Paulina Splechta of Paulina Splechta Birth Photography and Films.
“A Dramatic Entrance,” Dania Watson of Lauren + Douglas.
"Milagre Da Vida" by Jana Brasil from Brazil of JanaBrasil Fotografia.
"We've got you baby!" by Belle Verdiglione from Australia of Belle Verdiglione Photography.
"Colostrum Drunk" by Shea Long from Canada of Coastal Lifestyles Photography.
“Holding Two Sons” byLindsey Ellis from the US of L.E. Ellis Photography.
"Dance With Me On Your Long Walk" by Kate Carlton from the US of Kate Carlton Photography.
“Fresh” by Brittney Hogue from the US of Brittney Hogue Birth, Baby, Family.
"She Watches Them" by Ashley Marston from the US of Ashley Marston Photography.
Featured image: Image: Jana Brasil/IAPBP