A photographer from Brazil has developed an amazing photo series of conjoined twins before and after their surgery to be separated.
In August Mateus André from Goiânia in Brazil, began taking photos of twins Maria Clara and Maria Eduarda, when they were just two months old. At the time, the two baby girls were waiting for separation surgery at Hospital Materno Infantil (HMI) in Goiânia.
André then shot them again following their six hour operation to be separated.
"I had the honour of photographing the conjoined twins Maria Clara and Maria Eduarda," he said on his Facebook page.
André explained that the girls are from Salvador and come from a very poor family. "Maria Clara and Maria Eduarda are fused in the abdomen and share the liver," he wrote.
His photos were taken in Casa do Interior de Goiás, which is a place that hosts people who need health care. The 28-year-old photographer captured some amazing shots of the twins after their procedure, at five months of age.