Birth photography is a highly specialised field and the choice to have the experience documented is an intensely personal decision. It involves the birth process, environment, the parents and those in attendance. Birth photography encompasses the tears of joy, the wonder of bringing a new life into the world and celebrates family. The photographers who specialise in the field use their art to tell the story of birth.
The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IABPB) announced the winners of its 2020 Birth Photography Competition on 6 February. The following images made it to the top in the following categories: Judges’ Awards, Members’ Choice, Honourable Mentions and Director’s Favourite. Warning: they show nudity and some are graphic.