Marking Mother’s Day: Photos Of Motherhood From Around The World

Motherhood is as ubiquitous to human life as is its meaning and impact impossible to overstate.

Maybe that’s why it’s as easy to take our mothers and motherhood for granted as it is to express endlessly to them and upon it. Today, I’ll let some pictures do the talking.

Following up last week’s post showing photos of Workers Around the World in recognition of International Worker’s Day, here I offer you pictures of moms I’ve been privy to through my travels and a couple provided from readers.


Motherhood Around the World


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Mother sits back with baby while daughter performs song for money from tourists


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Mother and Minny

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Matriarchal great-grandmother of this farmstead, standing in front in light-blue top holding the shoulder of her daughter


Another slice of life in Beijing.

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But who needs words with a baby in arms. Awwww.

Hold on to that baby for dear life. But who knows? Maybe it’s a watermelon or something.


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Twin Cities single mom with 12 kids in the 1950s


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Mom and me about five years ago


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Mom and son; the mom was here as a caretaker of the property.



To all mothers near and far,

Happy Mother’s Day!

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