This series of images documents the ritual of Adult Baptism and its surroundings within The Baptist Church community.
In being one of the many strands of belief in Christianity, and with no hierarchy, Baptist churches believe in full immersion baptisms. As a pillar of faith adult baptism is seen as the only legitimate means to wash one's sins away, and therefore, reject the validity of infant baptism.
Baptists' believe baptism to be a public witness of the identification of one's faith within Christ in the symbolic process of his death, burial and resurrection.
“As for me, I baptise you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire."- John the Baptist, Matthew 3:11
Born After Birth is available as an A5 zine containing sixteen final images and is available to buy here.