More and more people simply cannot afford the care they need and medicines are beyond their budget, leaving them with no choice but to call in the help of the Dai to assist their delivery.
Wendy Marijnissen (www.wendymarijnissen.com) is a freelance documentary photographer from Belgium. Intuition and personal interests have always played a major role in her work and naturally guided Wendy to her subjects.
She worked on a long-term reportage in Israel and Palestine, using music to show a different part of daily life in this stressful and violent region.
For the past 2 years Wendy worked in Pakistan focusing mainly on documenting the hardships of pregnancy and childbirth there. From fistula, traditional midwifes to a camp pregnancy after the devastating floods. Part of this work in Pakistan was used for the ‘End Fistula campaign’ of the UNFPA.
She was a finalist for the Fotovisura Grant for Outstanding Personal photography project 2010 and received a honourable mention at the Photocrati Fund 2011 grant with her work ‘Every woman counts’. She was a finalist in the Save the Children photo competition in 2012.
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