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One Day Young

January 1, 2016
by the gentle author

For more than five years, Jenny Lewis has been photographing mothers and their babies within twenty four hours of birth in Hackney and more recently she has supplemented these with a series of portraits from Malawi. I can think of no better way to begin the New Year than this contemplation of the joy, resilience and intimacy of motherhood.

Nicky & Oscar

Ana & Barney

Joyce & baby

Karin & Johannes

Gitta & Til

Esther & Joyce

Lorien & Tam

Hazel & Rudy

Jennifer & Jonathan

Sarah & baby

Helen & Hudson

Jenny & Suki

Elfrida & son

Meredith & Lina

Joti & Kiran

Justina & Joseph

Rebecca & Osiris

Tara & Inca

Madalitso & Linda

Jhanne & Lily

Nicola & Jemima

Miriam & Caroline

Martha & baby

Olivera & Albie

Salome & baby

Karla & River

Laura & Finn

Esnart & baby

Theresa & Tommy

Rosie & Buddy

Margaret & baby

Tamysen & Eve

Trinidad & Carmen

Suprawadee & Eveline

Katy & Ada

Lizzie & Fred

Alinafe & Boyson

Tessa & Lois

Kyle & Winona

Judith & Adamisi

Dilek & Noah

Clemmie & Imo

Rita & Ruth

Photographs copyright © Jenny Lewis

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13 Responses leave one →
  1. January 1, 2016

    Fantastic pbotographs.

  2. Su C. permalink
    January 1, 2016

    Beautiful and very moving.

  3. January 1, 2016

    Wonderful photos with the promise of new lives full of hope. Happy New Year, Valerie

  4. Annie G permalink
    January 1, 2016

    Thank you, GA, for reminding one rather grumpy middle aged matron that….all is good. You have perked me up no end. I hope you are on the threshold of yet another excellent year.

  5. Joy permalink
    January 1, 2016

    I adore the photo of Gitta & Til there is something about it that captures motherhood ..

  6. January 1, 2016

    Beautiful (and tired) madonnas all!

    I think Baby Johannes smile is one that will cheer me all year long.

    Welcome, New Citizens of the World! (and well done, Mums)

  7. January 1, 2016

    Bewitching new life in a new year!

    +++ EIN FROHES NEUES JAHR 2016 ! +++
    +++ A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016 ! +++
    +++ UNE BONNE ET HEUREUSE ANNÉE 2016 ! +++

    Love & Peace

  8. January 1, 2016

    Fantastic celebration of life. And hope. I wish all there is to wish for for all these lives, especially those in Malawi.

  9. January 1, 2016

    Amazing to see how “simple” photographs of a mother and her newborn could show so much variety – truly beautiful and spell-binding to look at. Wishing you all the very best for 2016, gentle author 🙂 Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

  10. Ros permalink
    January 1, 2016

    Lovely lovely pictures. The ‘joy, resilience and intimacy of motherhood’ is just right.

  11. Neville Turner permalink
    January 2, 2016

    Keep that camera clicking on new life,showing the eyes of mother and child whose eyes all look to the future with hope and optimism.

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  13. Suzy permalink
    January 9, 2016

    No words. Just beautiful.

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