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Former Preemie Babies Pose With Photos of Themselves as Infants

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After Canadian photographer Red Méthot‘s children were born prematurely, he found a way to offer hope to other parents in the same situation.

Méthot embarked on a photo series called “Les Prémas” (“The Preemies”), showing people with photos of themselves as tiny, premature infants.


Eva, born at 29 weeks

It’s a big message of hope to parents going through this tough time,” Méthot told The Huffington Post. “I wanted the pictures to say: Hey, look, they’ve also been there and look how awesome they are now… I decided to make pictures that I would have wanted to see when my first-born child was at the hospital for many long weeks.”


Margot, born at 29 weeks

Méthot posed each person, many of them children, with a framed black and white photograph of themselves as babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

This album shows portraits of people who were born prematurely [and] sometimes had a difficult journey in early life,” reads a translation of the description on Méthot’s Facebook album. “You can see what they have become.”

See more photos below: 


Lexiani, born at 25 weeks

Thomas, born at 29 weeks

Noah and Nathan, born at 32 weeks

Thomas, born at 23 weeks

Zachary, born at 27 weeks

Emile, born at 26 weeks

Sarah, born at 34 weeks

Charles, born at 26 weeks

Andréanne, born at 32 weeks (and 26 weeks pregnant at the time of the photo)

Visit Méthot’s Facebook page or website for more information.

Originally published: October 6, 2015
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