ABOUT THE ARTWORK
The last in the series. For every Man, Woman and Child.
“In a sense, every woman in this series is Eve. She is giving birth on her own terms, on her own terrain and in her own time. She is defying the ‘curse’, the idea of original sin. She is a strong woman. She is the first woman. She is the ‘empowered’ woman. Every picture on this series has been challenging. Pride is maybe the most challenging shot I’m ending the series with.”
'Birth Undisturbed' is an award-winning fictional narrative series by British photographer Natalie Lennard. Travelling through the world and history to depict birth from ancient to modern, and squalid to famous, the series depicts stories of woman both real and imagined. Using images and video to examine mainstream birth ideology, the artist strives to speak a new language by bringing key figureheads and writers from the realm of birth philosophy into cinematic and compelling stories.
Birth Undisturbed has been featured in the Daily Mail, Yahoo, The Sun, Aesthetica and BJP Portrait of Humanity; and exhibited in London, USA, Barcelona, Kuala Lumpur and Lagos Nigeria.