These 12 Stunning Birth Photography Award Winners Capture The Beauty of Life

The photos are a moving reminder of the power of childbirth.

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First Place For Overall Labor -  “Safe space”
Jessica Innemee from VI-Photography

The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) hosts an annual competition to capture the act of bringing life into the world. The 2023 winners and honorable mentions — distributed across eight main categories — showcase striking, deeply personal birth moments across the world. Here are some of the winners. Note: Some may find the images to be graphic, and there is one that depicts stillbirth.

Overall 2023 First Place

“crossing the veil”

by Annemarie Fucke from Annemarie Lea - Geburtsfotografie Frankfurt