Eva, born at 29 weeks

by Maria Sofou

Canadian photographer Red Methot has gained mass attention for his moving photo series Les Premas. The project features 22 powerful portraits of toddlers, children and adults holding black and white photographs of their newborn, premature selves.

Methot manages to capture the brave spirit of these people who fought for life since the very first moments of their existence. One little boy, Noah, holds a photograph of his twin sister who died one month after birth. Another boy, Thomas, was born at just 23 weeks!

You can find Methot’s project on his facebook page.



Felix, born at 24 weeks
Margot, born at 29 weeks
Noah and Nathan, born at 32 weeks
                                              Thomas, born at 23 weeks
         Noah, born at 32 weeks. His twin sister Victoria, left in the framed picture, died after living 1 month
Julie, born at 7 months of pregnancy, and her son Kevin, born at 34 weeks
Zachary, born at 27 weeks

Charles, born at 26 weeks
Tamica, born at 32 weeks (and 26 weeks pregnant at the time of the photo)
Alice, born at 27 weeks
Theo, born at 25 weeks
Emile, born at 26 weeks

Felix, born at 23 weeks, and his brother Alexis, born at almost 33 weeks

Lexiani, born at 25 weeks