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This photo always grabs my attention, as well as the burning monk.
An experimental â€“ and controversial â€“ procedure for treating a crippling birth defect in the womb offered Trish and Mike Switzer the only chance that their daughter would walk like other children. But the fetal surgery posed a fatal dilemma: Their baby could die before she was born.
Photographer Max Aguilera saiud about this photo: â€œDuring a spina bifida corrective procedure at twenty-one weeks in utero, Samuel thrusts his tiny hand out of the surgical opening of his motherâ€™s uterus. As the doctor lifts his hand, Samuel reacts to the touch and squeezes the doctorâ€™s finger. As if testing for strength, the doctor shakes the tiny fist. Samuel held firm. At that moment, I took this â€œFetal Hand Graspâ€ photo.
As a photojournalist, my job is to tell stories through pictures. The experience of taking this photograph has had a profound effect on me, and Iâ€™m proud to share this moment with youâ€
Loved this post. The one of Ali is great and was the subject of an HBO documentary called “The Greatest Sports Photographs.” Ali held that pose for a split second and backed away. And the nation’s most renowned photographer, who had first choice of where he would sit, can be seen between Ali’s legs looking hopeless.
Wow the miracle of life…What an amazing picture!!!
I absolutly love this photograph..its so expressive!
The healing power of touch.
Makes you think twice about abortion it’s amazing.
T'is a beautful shot.
The colors, the shadows, the light . . .
It is a very though provoking photo.
You were very fortunate to be there to take it.
What? that can't be real!!!