The idea of documenting ‘Birth’ existed in my mind for over a year. The ‘why’ of this project is the apparent ignorance and the subsequent fascination that comes with it. The fact that I haven’t seen a childbirth in person made me extremely curious. Research on this revealed a lot of beautified images and none of the stark reality of pain and bliss that’s associated with birth. So I spanned the entire length, from the start of labour till the delivery of the baby. A minor roadblock I ran into was the condition that I couldn’t document the doctor’s involved. So they form an incidental part of the compositions. As a result, this series is purely about the reality of labour and delivery.
AUTHOR: Meghna Shirish Iyer QATAR
Meghna Shirish, International Professional Photographer, who completed Masters in Professional Photography from IED Madrid. .
An Entrepreneur featured as one among the best 26 photographers in India. Awarded a Jury commendation for the project NINE by TOTO Awards (One among the 5 from India). She has dedicated herself in creating art with images, imbibing keen observational and non-intrusive styles in her photographic techniques. She has worked in this field and assisted well known professional photographers like Amoghavarsha, Sethu Raman and Phalgun. She has attended workshops at Santa Fe Photographic workshops conducted by David Robin, Deanne fitzmaurice and Joe Mc Nally. Her works reflect flashes of their expertise along with her own trademark touch.
She has completed over 100 projects in the past four years relying purely on just Word-Of-Mouth references, which goes to show the quality of work she stands for. Within a short period, she has now become a highly respected name among professional candid photographers. She has done projects for a number of eminent personalities and have been featured across magazines such as the "Better Photography" “Bangalore Mirror” "Prajavan Newspaper" “Wedding Sutra” featured at ‘I click Photography’ Exhibited at AIFACS New Delhi.