My Norma, Your Norma
Started with Emily Fitzgerald
Everyone is invited to complete the “Getting to Know Your Norma” prompts. See them at mynormayournorma.com
My Norma, Your Norma is a participatory photography project instigated by Emily Fitzgerald and Gemma-Rose Turnbull. We are friends, and photographic collaborators, who were discussing our experiences of making long-term visual stories of (and with) our grandmothers, when we discovered both women were named Norma. Our two-person exchange, talking about how we were grappling with the physical and mental decline and impending loss of these women that we love, and sharing the ways we were photographing them, has expanded to invite anyone to make visual stories with a special older person through the process of completing the “Getting to Know Your Norma” prompts.
The focus of the project is on exploring an intergenerational relationship, so there are really no limitations of who you choose to be your person––it could even be a special younger person, or a person who is no longer alive. We envision that in completing the prompts you will be able to create a really special and unique photo-based record of you and your special person.
The prompts will be released regularly throughout 2015. This project is open to everyone, and you are free to choose to complete as many or as few as you want to. mynormayournorma.com