Nancy Durrell McKenna

Nancy Durrell McKenna, Executive Director, SafeHands for Mothers

 

A Focus On Reality

March 03, 2011

Nancy is an international, award-winning photographer and filmmaker who documents the lives, rituals and traditions of families and communities around the world. Her work has focused on the theme of safe motherhood in developing countries, where almost 25% of women suffer complications during pregnancy and childbirth and 600,000 women die needlessly every year. This harsh reality and the fact that these deaths are largely preventable was the inspiration behind Nancy founding the UK registered charity SafeHands for Mothers in 2003. Nancy joins us to discuss her most recent success, her award winning film “The Cutting Tradition”.


Bio

Nancy is an international, award-winning photographer and film-maker who documents the lives, rituals and traditions of families and communities around the world. Her work has focused on the theme of safe motherhood in developing countries, where almost 25% of women suffer complications during pregnancy and childbirth and 600,000 women die needlessly every year. This harsh reality and the fact that these deaths are largely preventable was the inspiration behind Nancy founding the UK registered charity SafeHands for Mothers in 2003. Nancy joins us to discuss her most recent success, her award winning film "The Cutting Tradition". As testimony to Nancy’s contributions to photography in the service of medicine and surgery, she was awarded The Royal Photographic Society Combined Royal Colleges Medal in 2007.