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Affordable Small Edition, AQUADURAL (Ocean Birth) Limited Ed 50 Photograph

Natalie Lennard

United Kingdom

Photography, Color on Paper

Size: 18.5 W x 13.8 H x 0.1 D in

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‘Aquadural’ from award-winning fine art series Birth Undisturbed by Natalie Lennard, in Affordable Small Edition on POD Satin Paper at 35 x 47cm, limited to 50 +2AP. Artwork comes printed with 2cm border in addition to size stated, accompanied with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist. Every image in Birth Undisturbed is Giclee printed with OEM 70+ year archival inks. The series is shot on world-class 100 megapixel Phase One IQ3 medium format to provide rich impeccable quality with exceptional detail on both screen and print. ____ “The baby doesn’t come out into a cold world where the force of gravity strikes like the blow from a club. One warm, body-supporting liquid is exchanged for another. The transition to breathing air, to a life on dry land, takes place slowly and softly.” (Erik Sidenbladh, Water Babies). Primitive history as early as 2700B shows women of ancient Crete, Japan, South America and New Zealand birthing in shallow ocean and rivers. To our ancestors the benefits of cleanliness, pain relief and coolness must have been apparent, but the 1960s gave rise to a philosophical body of query on the deeper incentive. Siberian philosopher Igor Tjarkovsky, who delivered thousands of babies in water and believes we originate from the sea 3 billion years ago, claims that waterbirth optimises the newborn brain - a theory which may explain why Ancient Egyptians birthed their chosen priests in water. From the baby’s point of view, the continuity of environment going from one fluid to another, is said to pace the onslaught of traumatic new sensations of light, air, gravity and sound, putting the monumental first breath last, contributing to a calmer transition that will indelibly affect our lifelong “limbic imprint”. ‘Aquadural’ awarded by British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Humanity 2018. Selected by Mother Art Prize 2018. On exhibition at Birth Rites Collection at Kings College London.

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Photography:Color on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:50

Size:18.5 W x 13.8 H x 0.1 D in

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'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, Natalie Lennard strives to combine the rawness of childbirth and the beauty of narrative photography in a completely unprecedented way, depicting birthing scenes of icons from the Virgin Mary to Calamity Jane and the Queen. Partly inspired by her own experience of motherhood and birth, and by highlighting key figureheads and writers from the realm of essential birth philosophy, Natalie Lennard strives to speak a new artistic language through 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. The series has won multiple awards for its images and filmmaking, including the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, BJP Portrait of Humanity, ND Awards Fine Art, and Aesthetica Short Film Festival Official Selection 2020.

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