Cracking Bodies

Photographing births is a political act of making visible one of the most universal yet most hidden human experiences. Medicalization of birth restricts these formative moments from the common imagination, a shared sensory understanding of entrance into this world, by incorporating them into an alienating category of illness or suffering. We are not permitted to witness the power of birthing bodies. This project is an investigation of birth, time and geology as tools to recon with questions of origin and futurity. It also asks whether it is ethical to bring children to the world in the current geological era.