"Pain shot through my body. And the world went white." #Alina #ShadowAndBone
A stunning book; a mystifying story with a breathtaking setting.
My ‘to read’ pile, lining the main hallway. I call it my ‘walk of shame’.
Alice Proujansky said she felt prepared before giving birth to her son in 2012. By then, she had already photographed nearly 15 births in the United States and around the world and said she felt ready for the transformative experience.
As a young child, Proujansky had witnessed the births of both her sister and brother, but was more fascinated by the wallpaper in the room, choosing to photograph that instead. She took her first photograph of a live birth in 2006 while visiting a hospital in the Dominican Republic where she had previously volunteered during a semester abroad. It turned out to be a powerful experience for her, one that would ultimately shape her experience as a photographer and begin an ongoing series about birth titled “Birth Culture.”
Although she didn’t set out to become a natal photographer, Proujansky is interested in working on projects about women and said for one reason or another, she finds herself photographing in the delivery room.
|—||Dalai Lama (via thecalminside)|
'If your mental attitude has not sufficient training, overcoming problems will be difficult. Training the mind is very essential. To train properly, you must have conviction, which comes only if you analyse thoroughly. In order to do this, you need a lot of information. So, you see, the Buddhist…