Until The Birth
by Kamila Stepien

Yulia is a 31-year-old surrogate mother from southern Ukraine. Mother of a 3.5-year-old child, she is a midwife nurse and her husband is a mechanic. After her first average, she was so happy to allow another woman to become a mother that she wanted to do it again. Next month, she will give birth to French twins for Sylvie and her husband, French citizens, who have decided to resort to this illegal practice in France after 20 years of trying to have children in vitro, among others. Since the Maidan revolution, Ukraine has become the cheapest GPA country in Europe.


Suffering from endometriosis, I may not be able to carry out a pregnancy myself, so I want women like me to know that this controversial method in France is not as black as in the media, despite the moral questions I obviously ask myself.

About the artist:

Born in a grey, polish  city in an industrial region, was inspired by the environment noticing the beauty in the small details. On her fifteenth birthday, she drove her parents to settle in Paris. This pulsating city enchanted her and led her to buy a camera to capture its atmosphere in images. Her ambition led her to attend the ESRA International Film School where she learned the art of composition and developed her skills to seek out the perfect photo in every situation. She was drawn into the world of cinematography; worked as a director.