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A photo of a woman I surveyed in a small village in Liberia. She was very proud of being a midwife and helping to bring many children into the world. The nearest hospital was several hours away on poor roads with minimal traffic into the village.

Old Ma is a common term in Liberia for older women. It has traditionally been a sign of respect. In small remote villages it still is.

The "Old Ma" wanted me to be sure she wore her certification when I took the photo.

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  • Copyright: Michael Waite (mwaite) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 39] (221)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-05-06
  • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-08-19 9:15
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