After Alice Proujansky’s first child was born, she set out to photograph women who — like her — were balancing the demands of a career and family.
When Alice Proujansky was pregnant with her first child, a man at a party came up to her and remarked, “You’ll never want to go back to work when you see those baby’s eyes.” Ms. Proujansky doesn’t remember her reply. “Probably something like, ‘Well, I doubt that will happen,’ ” she said. “Documentary photography isn’t exactly the kind of career people are lukewarm about or just fall into and out of. And my children’s eyes are beautiful, but they won’t pay my student loan bills either!”