’Birth Undisturbed' is a 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 consciousness, the artist strives to speak a new language to bring the rawness of primal birth into the art world. Highlighting key figureheads and writers from the realm of birth philosophy, the series' timeliness is ever more appropriate in a global maternity crisis.
In October 2018 it was announced Natalie Lennard has won the Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2018 for her Birth Undisturbed series. The series will be exhibited in a solo show in Barcelona, April 2019.
Shortlisted for the Hopper Art Prize 2018
Honourable Mention in the IPA Lucie / International Photography Awards 2018
Finalist & exhibited for the Kuala Lumpur Portrait Prize 2018
Nominated for RPS' Hundred Heroines
Featured in the Daily Mail, The Sun, The Metro, RPS Heroines, The Daily Beast, LBC Radio, Framed Show and Apollo Arts Magazine.
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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 video documentary accompaniment. Full CV at www.missaniela.com