Marta Dzbeńska - Karpińska | Strona główna

photo: Magdalena Ulejczyk

Buy the book about courageous Mothers


The book is published in Polish and English. Buy a book

They decided to give birth to a child or children, just like many other women. Although in their case it meant serious risks to their health or even their lives. Regardless, they made dramatic decisions, often because they wanted to become mothers so much, sometimes in order to protect the lives inside them. The photographer Marta Dzbeńska-Karpińska reached them, took their pictures and wrote their stories. That's how this book was created, a moving story about courage, love, hope and victory of life. The book is about heroic choices of ordinary people.

The book consists mainly of photographs of the mothers, who have fought difficult battles, or are still struggling with their sufferings. That makes their smile or serene expression_ even more enchanting. Next to them we can see husbands and children. The pictures are accompanied by stories, written as factual reports, with no appraisal, comment or emotions. Because these stories speak for themselves.