Writes Giaccone in her Artist Statement, “Meeting [these young girls] has given me a positive insight into a situation that is often regarded as a ‘mistake.’ In fact the young mothers I photographed – whom many see as ‘irresponsible’ – are proud women and brave mothers who, from as early as 16, fight to defend their dignity with a humbling maturity […] None of them has regretted their decision [the have their babies], and now many consider their children their saving grace.”
All images © Marta Giaccone
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