My Norma, Your Norma
Concieved with Emily Fitzgerald
My Norma, Your Norma is a participatory photography project instigated by Emily Fitzgerald and Gemma-Rose Turnbull. The photographic collaborators were discussing their experiences of making long-term visual stories of (and with) their grandmothers, when they discovered both women were named Norma. The project began as a way to commiserate on the distress of witnessing a beloved grandparents decline, and to investigate the spectrum of ways in which it is possible to tell visual stories collaboratively.
My Norma, Your Norma has expanded to invite anyone with a significant older person to share visual stories through the process of engaging, or even working with their chosen person (changing the traditional authorship structure of this kind of documentary/storytelling photography). The project is about exploring the ways in which collaborative photo-based storytelling can work, but is also a chance to create a narrative about and with your own Norma (of course they don’t have to be named “Norma”!).
Everyone is invited to complete the “Getting to Know Your Norma” prompts. See here for more information: mynormayournorma.com