TIME photo essay

The Story of Mamma Sessay

Lynsey Addario photographs the tragic death of 18-year-old Mamma Sessay, whose harrowing final hours of life depict the perils of pregnancy in the developing world.

In Sierra Leone, a country with one of the highest rates of maternal mortality, photographer Lynsey Addario met 18-year-old Mamma Sessay, whose harrowing final hours of life depicted the perils of pregnancy in the developing world.

Addario, a MacArthur Fellow based in New Delhi, is represented by VII Network.

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