Over the duration of her high-risk pregnancy, photographer Miki Hasegawa suffered bleeding, multiple hospitalizations, and months of bed-rest until the baby entered the world via Caesarean section. Since then, she has been plagued by lingering anxiety over the safety of the child, checking her in the night and watching her as she took her first steps unaided. For Jewels, she captures the world from her now three-year-old daughter’s point of view, crouching down to the child’s height of less than three feet and allowing her own fear to give way to newfound wonderment.
For his 2013 book Kosovo, Swiss photographer Bertrand Cottet explores the emerging country of Kosovo, beginning with its independence in 2008. He was drawn to the area after befriending some of the many Albanian refugees forced out of their homes during the Kosovo War and through the course of Serbian President Slobodan Miloševic’s time in office. Cottet explains that for this project, he slowed down from his usual fast-paced process, concentrating on creating iconic imagery that spoke to the history and uncertain future of the country.