Yayasan Bumi Sehat - Ubud birthing clinic

Every so often, when I have the chance, I try to donate my time and photography to a non-profit organization who can use my work.  I had the pleasure of recently volunteering for a birthing clinic in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, by the name of yayasan bumi sehat.  The clinic is run by a woman named Robyn, who seems to be everywhere at once, and deliver all babies on the island.  She happened to be the one to deliver my friends baby while I was there, coincidentally.  The clinic uses a mix of Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, and Western medicine, up to and including surgery.  Women come from all over the world to have their babies with her.  You can see her clinic here.

these are a few shots from that story:

It feels good to get back to the clean and spiritually rewarding genre of reportage.  One of my favorite photographers, both for his work and for his life story, is the grandfather of photojournalism, Robert Capa.  He served as one of the inspirations that led me to pursue a life of photography.  It feels good to tip my hat his way once again.

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