Photo of the Day: First Hours of Maternity

London-based photographer Jenny Lewis captured women and their one day old newborns.

Photographer Jenny Lewis published the book One Day Young, with 40 portraits of women and their brand new children. Lewis has been working on this documentary project for the last five years. She made 150 photos of newborns and their mothers of different nationalities, professions, ages and social statuses. She also talked to women about their first feelings of being mothers.

“I find the collection of images defiant and beautiful, challenging the expected vision of those first twenty-four hours, a pure celebration of what it means to be a mother,” writes Lewis.


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