I traveled to Winter Garden, FL a few weeks ago for Every Mother Counts to photograph Jennie Joseph and her patients at the Birth Place, a midwifery practice that provides doulas, childbirth education, prenatal care and other support to low-income women. CBS published the photos for Mother’s Day, and I’m happy that viewers can see the necessary work Jennie’s staff is doing.
I’m very glad to have the Birth Culture project featured in the Guardian’s “My Best Shot” column. Have a look at their previous posts, too – some really interesting work on there.
You can see more photographs from the project here.
Well. This was one big year! Here are a few of the most important things that happened to me.
In January, I traveled to Quintana Roo, Mexico to photograph a group of student midwives learning from traditional Mayan midwives.
I photographed a few fun races for New York Road Runners.
I got to photograph Margaret’s beautiful wedding on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
My city survived a terrible storm, which I photographed for the Daily Beast.
And I made a really, really cool baby person.
Here’s hoping your 2013 is beautiful and interesting.
I got to photograph the Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff before the 2012 Marathon that, sadly was cancelled. But the kickoff was great. I covered Team for Kids, a group of runners who raise money for the New York Road Runners‘ school running programs. Many of the participants hadn’t been runners until they started training for the marathon with TFK and their volunteer coaches. So what’s my excuse for not running the races? Well… I have to photograph them!
I got to write a story on hurricane recovery efforts in the Rockaways, and photograph the destruction in Coney Island. The rest of the city has returned to normal, but the affected areas are in this for the forseeable future.
My photographs of intercultural midwifery were recently published on the Daily Beast. It’s very exciting to have this work seen by a wider audience!
I’ve been blogging for Every Mother Counts this month – they’re a great organization dedicated to education and advocacy for global maternal health. Here’s a link to the first post. I’m so pleased to be involved with EMC in their important work.
David and Erielle live in Minnesota, but came to New York City for an intimate wedding in Central Park. They loved to pose and have fun with the portraits, so all I had to do was get out of the way and let them do their thing – they were so good, in fact, that passers-by in the park were cheering them on.
They were so flexible and good at New York, too. When the spot they had chosen for the ceremony got too crowded, they picked another; when Erielle’s limo didn’t show up, she hailed one on the street!