Capturing The Brief Life And Death Of An Infant

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Joanna Blum gave birth to — and lost — Baruch Levi on Dec. 1. Ashley Hutcheson hide caption

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Joanna and Baruch Levi Blum

Joanna Blum gave birth to — and lost — Baruch Levi on Dec. 1.

Ashley Hutcheson

Joanna Blum and Ashley Hutcheson talk about their extraordinary meeting to record the life and passing of Baruch Levi Blum.

On Dec. 1, Blum gave birth to Baruch Levi. He weighed 2 pounds, 11 ounces. He lived about 10 minutes. Hutcheson, a photographer, was there to document his birth.

According to the World Health Organization, nearly 3.3 million babies are stillborn every year, and more than 4 million others die within 28 days of birth.

Produced by Mary Beth Kirchner. The Obituary Project was produced by Emily Botein with Posey Gruener and edited by Deborah George. Production support from Robin Wise. The Obituary Project was made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts.



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