“I have worked with Leah on various projects over the past four years and have been extremely impressed, not only by her enthusiasm, creativity and motivation, but also by the quality of her photography and its ability to ‘speak to’ a range of audiences. Her BirthWorks photographs sensitively document the range of emotions which women and their families may experience during childbirth, focusing particularly on relationships and support. The photographs are not only of artistic excellence, they also celebrate the woman’s unique journey through the process of becoming a mother and the skilled support provided by midwives and doctors.”

Professor Billie Hunter, Professor of Midwifery, Swansea University

“When we needed realistic, impactful and varied photographs for a major national report on midwifery, I was delighted to find Leah Millenship’s wide selection photographs. Leah was able to provide photographs to represent the balance of views and mood to make the report appealing to professionals, policy makers and the public alike. I have also been very impressed with the helpful and efficient service provided by Leah Millenship, particularly under considerable time pressures. She and her colleagues were unfailingly helpful and flexible in enabling us to produce a world-class report.”

Jill Rogers, Jill Rogers Associates, Cambridge
Key project: Midwifery 2020
September 2020

“The approach that made a success of Leah’s documentary …was that of the classic photodocumentarist. The delicacy – moral, legal, emotional – of the activity demanded particular sensitivity, but any coyness would have distorted and diminished the images. The same qualities were demanded of the photographer as of the students and teachers involved: courage, honesty, dignity, and respect, in the strange intimacy of the activity. The images that emerged …are honest and humane, and capture eloquently the dignity and courage of those involved. This project initially met with diffidence and reluctance, but its execution and outcome successfully won over skepticism, to the extent that those who at first required most persuasion emerged as its most enthusiastic champions and supporters.”

Daniele Procida
Cardiff University School of Medicine