’Birth Undisturbed' is an award-winning fictional narrative series by British photographer Natalie Lennard. Travelling through the world and history to depict birth from ancient to modern, and squalid to famous, the series depicts stories of woman both real and imagined. Using images and video to examine current Western birth ideology, the artist strives to speak a new language by bringing key figureheads and writers from the realm of birth philosophy into cinematic and compelling stories.

Birth Undisturbed has been featured in the Daily Mail, The Sun, Metro, RPS Heroines, Daily Beast and LBC Radio.

“To be wild, to roar like a lion, to scale mountains, and to revel in the birth passion, we need to feel we are in control of the place of birth, the people who support us, and anything that is done to us”. —Sheila Kitzinger



About the Artist

Natalie Lennard (b. 1986) is a fine-art and commercial photographer whose work has been exhibited in the Saatchi Gallery, Houses of Parliament and Waldermarsudde Museum Sweden, and regularly featured in international media including BBC World, NY Arts, and El Pais. Originating as artist alter ego 'Miss Aniela' whilst still a student in 2006, her work of 12 years has fused classical with modern, and fashion with fine art, to create an intricate balance of contemporary creativity. 'Birth Undisturbed' is her first major project to focus on a biosocial topic, with moving image accompaniment. Full CV at www.missaniela.com

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