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... MORE
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Corona-Norway
Copyright Robert McPherson 2022
Date of Work Mar 2020 - May 2020
Updated Jun 2020
Location Lier, Norway
Topics Black and White, Children, Community, Corona, Covid-19, COVID19, Documentary, Editorial, Family, Family life, Isolation, Motherhood, Pandemic, Parenting, Parenting & Family, Photography
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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