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PHOTO ESSAY: Birth Is a Dream, Maternity in Africa

He has photographed mothers across several African countries with some of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. By aiming his lens on the humanity of these women before, during, and after labor, Paolo Patruno hopes to inspire action on maternal health in Africa.


  1. Diksha Chhetri
    Bhubaneswar, India
    June 10, 2013, 4:19 am

    As a medical student myself, I am very affected to see these photographs. I can only hope someday I can volunteer in these areas to serve the womankind.