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International Association of Professional Birth Photographers Image Competition 2020 Winners

Published Date: 02/13/20

Every year the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers hosts a competition. Recently they announced the 2020 winners. These photos are stunning in their beautiful and graphic depiction of real women giving birth. View winners below and all of the contest’s entries here.

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First Place Winner: "A Moment of Silence" by Jessica Vink of VI-Photography, Netherlands.

First Place Winner: "A Moment of Silence" is by the Netherlands' Jessica Vink of VI-Photography.

Best In Category: Birth Details: "Warrior" by Bree Garcia of J&B Photography, LLC, United States.

Best In Category: "Warrior" is by the United States' Bree Garcia of J&B Photography, LLC.

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Best In Category: Delivery: “Unmasking the Many Layers of Birth” by United States Alexandria Mooney of Alexandria Mooney Photography, United States.

Best In Category: Delivery: “Unmasking the Many Layers of Birth” is by the United States' Alexandria Mooney of Alexandria Mooney Photography.

Best In Category: Fresh 48: "Denial" by Natalie Weber of Natalie Zepp Photography, United States.

Best In Category: Fresh 48: "Denial" is by the United States' Natalie Weber of Natalie Zepp Photography.

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Best In Category: Labor: “Morning Light Creeps In” by Canada's Shea Long of Coastal Lifestyles Photography, Canada.

Best In Category: Labor: “Morning Light Creeps In” is by Canada's Shea Long of Coastal Lifestyles Photography.

Best In Category: Postpartum: "Vernix Constellation" by Kristy Visscher of Kinship by Kristy, Australia.

Best In Category: Postpartum: "Vernix Constellation" is by Australia's Kristy Visscher of Kinship by Kristy.

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In addition to these winners, the Members' Choice Award Winners for 2020 are:

First Place: “Ring of Fire” by Katie Torres of Your Story — Professional Birth Services, United States.

“Ring of Fire” is by Katie Torres of Your Story — Professional Birth Services.

Best In Category: Birth Details: “Baby Noah Empelicado" by Jana Brasil of JanaBrasil Fotografia, Brazil.

Best In Category: Birth Details: “Baby Noah Empelicado" is by Brazil's Jana Brasil of JanaBrasil Fotografia.

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Best In Category: Labor: "I am a Birthing Goddess" by Sophia Costa of The Sophia Co, United States.

Best In Category: Labor: "I am a Birthing Goddess" is by the United States' Sophia Costa of The Sophia Co.

Best in Category: Fresh 48: "Her Cup Runneth Over...” by Martha Lerner of zenmamalove, United States.

Her Cup Runneth Over...” is by the United States' Martha Lerner of zenmamalove.

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Honorable mentions were also awarded to these photographers.

Unplanned, Furious and Free" is by Bree Garcia of J&B Photography, LLC, United States.

Unplanned, Furious and Free" is by the United States' Bree Garcia of J&B Photography, LLC.

“In It Together” by Lori Martinez of Lori Martinez Photography, United States.

“In It Together” by the United States' Lori Martinez of Lori Martinez Photography.

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"Breech" is by Cindy Willems of Birth Day geboortefotografie, Netherlands.

"Breech" is by the Netherlands' Cindy Willems of Birth Day geboortefotografie.

"Paradise Found” is by Rebecca Coursey-Rugh of Rebecca Coursey, Los Angeles Birth + Family Photographer, United States.

“Paradise Found” is by the United States' Rebecca Coursey-Rugh of Rebecca Coursey, Los Angeles Birth + Family Photographer.

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"A Dramatic Entrance" by Dania Watson of Lauren + Douglas, Australia.

A Dramatic Entrance" by Australia's Dania Watson of Lauren + Douglas.

"Silence" by Evelien Koote of Love & Little Birth Photography, Netherlands.

"Silence" is by the Netherlands' Evelien Koote of Love & Little Birth Photography.

"Reactions" by Paulina Splechta of Paulina Splechta Birth Photography and Films, United States.

"Reactions" is by the United States' Paulina Splechta of Paulina Splechta Birth Photography and Films.

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