Taylor Weidman

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  • Over the past 20 years in Cambodia, there has been a transformation in maternal health. Maternal mortality fell by over 60%, while infant mortality fell by 70%. In Cambodia, where 4/5 of the population lives in the countryside, a major factor in this turnaround has been recruiting, training, and deploying midwives to serve rural populations. Shot for @unfpa_asia. #midwife #midwives #cambodia #maternalhealth
  • Sieng Sokchan grew up in a poor family in rural Cambodian province. One day when she was 10 years old, she was walking back from her grandmother's house when a firefight broke out between rival armed groups. Sokchan was hit by a stray bullet and lost the use of her legs. Despite this, Sokchan turned her life around, training as a seamstress and playing, then eventually coaching, a wheelchair basketball team - the Battambang Roses. @unfpa_asia @unfpa #cambodia #battambang #wheelchairbasketball
  • The shelled exterior of the abandoned Hall of Ministers in Sukhumi, Abkhazia. 25 years ago, Abkhazia and Georgia fought a bitter civil war marked by accusations of war crimes on both sides. #abkhazia #sukhum #sukhumi #postsoviet #georgia🇬🇪 #hallofministers
  • Extra photos from a recent story on the stink bug invasion taking place in the breakaway state of Abkhazia. Abkhazia and Georgia fought a bitter war shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union, and the scars are still evident 25 years later. Published on @natgeo. #abkhazia #georgia🇬🇪 #stinkbugs #invasivespecies #hazelnuts #abandonedbuilding
  • "I didn't want 10 kids, they just kept coming and coming!" Prak Lun says as he and his family laugh. When Lun and his wife were starting their family, they didn't have access to contraceptives or a tradition of family planning. As his children and grandchildren have had babies, it's been a different story -  most choose to have 2-3 children, spaced a few years apart. #cambodia #siemreap #familyplanning @unfpa_asia
  • Kong Kompeak, a midwife in rural Mondulkiri Province, fills a prescription at a small clinic. Kompeak is from Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh. Despite knowing the difficulties, she specifically sought out a posting in a remote area where she felt she could make more of a contribution. @unfpa_asia @unfpa #cambodia #midwife #clinic #rural #remote #healthcare #mondulkiri
  • Traveling through Abkhazia was one of the most fascinating trips I've taken. The region, which fought a bitter civil war with Georgia 25 years ago, is unrecognized by most of the world and has become heavily reliant on Russia. Bombed out buildings and abandoned factories lined the roads. Nina and I were there reporting a story for @natgeo about invasive stink bugs decimating the agricultural sector in this tiny, post-Soviet quasi-state. #breakawaystate #lada #abkhazia #georgia #unrecognizedcountry
  • Pin Chanthol, a midwife in rural Preah Vihear Province, checks on a 1 day old baby at a small clinic. Working on a series of images about Cambodia's amazing rural midwives for @unfpa_asia. #midwife #preahvihear #cambodia

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Taylor is a photographer shooting news, feature, and commercial work throughout Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. He has worked for clients including National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, Getty ImagesBBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, GEO, Nature, and others, and is a regular assignment photographer for Bloomberg. He is based in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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