The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPB) released its winners for the 2022 Birth Photography Image Competition. The winning images are astounding and unique.
The IABPB’s annual competition for the year’s best birth photos are a stunning document of birth, a deeply personal experience that happens every four seconds around the world.
by Sara Avila of Sara Avila Fotografia
There is so much vulnerability in this photo, especially between the person who had to change all their plans and the kindness in the medical professional’s eyes.
"The First Look"
Look at all that emotion on his face. You can feel the feelings in this picture.
"As Long As I Am Here With You My Perfect Little Baby"
by Meike Nagorny of Meike Nagorny m.o.m.e.n.t.s
“For the first time since the start of our annual competition, we opened entries to a special group of birth stories in an effort to honor and recognize the 1 in 4 birthing persons who experience miscarriage and/or infant loss,” the competition reads.
“We understand the sensitivity of choosing a winner of this category because we believe all images (and families photographed) submitted deserve to be celebrated.”
"Ovarian Cancer Survivor - Hospital Transfer"
by Sara Hunter of Sara Hunter Photo, LLC
Capturing all the complex emotions in this birth is absolutely stunning.
Welcoming another life into the world, cradled by very proud parents.
by Bárbara Aviz of Bárbara Aviz Fotografia
An image that shows the magic of parenthood and the immediate bond between mama and baby.