Robert McPherson

Photojournalist
   
Corona-Norway
Location: Drammen city
Nationality: Norwegian
Biography: Robert McPherson (b.1982) is based in Norway. He freelanced for Norway`s Aftenposten National newspaper from 2011-2016. For Aftenposten newspaper he covered features, sports, news, portraiture and culture. In 2014 he also freelanced for the... read on
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Corona-Norway
Credits: robert mcpherson
Date of Work: 03/12/20 - 05/19/20
Updated: 06/01/20
Location: Lier, Norway
Norway had its first infection case registered on February 26th. The first corona death occurred March 12th. The Norwegian government and other public authorities introduced the strongest and most comprehensive measures ever used in peacetime from March 12th. The number of casualties in Norway until today is 233, with a population of 5,368 million. Strict restrictions have led to a low number of casualties.

I have documented the everyday life of my own family when the restrictions were most stringent. My wife had to close her chiropractic clinic because of the Infection Protection Act, and she lost her source of income. Schools and kindergartens were closed and our family, along with many other Norwegian families, had to work from home. This resulted in a huge burden for toddler parents in general. I work on a fulltime basis as a health worker with people who are in the risk group. As a result of my job my wife had to take care of our children most of the time. 

My aim with this documentary project was to explore how such significant changes in our lives affects the daily lives of toddler parents. As a photojournalist I was not allowed to visit other families because of the restrictions. I have therefore photographed my own family including myself.
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Expedition to visit Dukha

By Robert McPherson / Mongolia — To reach the Dukha nomads I had to catch a local plane from the capital Ulan Batar to a city called Murun...
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Garbage Cruise

By Robert McPherson — Every year local residents of Svalbard volunteer to clear out garbage along the coasts. Svalbard is a..
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Brick by Brick

By Robert McPherson / Kathmandu — 600,000 homes were destroyed by the earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015. The demand of bricks to..
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Death to the village Lang Tang

By Robert McPherson / Lang Tang — On the 25th of April 2015 Himalaya shook. Avalanches thundered down the mountain sides. Over the..
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Countercurrent

By Robert McPherson / Nepal — Nepal is the second richest country in water resource but they still meet challenges with building..
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Beach Culture

By Robert McPherson / Perth — All the main cities in Australia are located along the coast lines. Their relationship to the beach is part..
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The Way Out

By Robert McPherson / Femunden — Story about substance abuse treatment. New attempt. What happens when you send a gang of addicts out..
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Earthquake Aftermath

By Robert McPherson / Nepal — Nearly 9000 people lost their lives when the earthquake struck Nepal 25th of April 2015. 17,000 were..
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