Several months back, I posted a photography project proposal for infant loss moms in the Montreal area (or surrounding ares, if you are willing to travel. The details about the origin of this project can be found here.
While much of this project remains vague (e.g. I don’t plan to bring props or anything like that), the mission remains clear. Initially written from the point of view of two mothers, Hannah and I have talked a lot about how grief does not solely belong to the mother of a child, and how the initial post was generally directed at the mothers of infant loss. Hannah and I want to put an emphasis on extending the invitation to the whole family, whether this means bringing the biological father, same sex or non-binary partner, or otherwise.
“While there is not enough support for anyone involved in losing a child, other family members are often left out of the equation when it comes to what little resources or publicity perinatal loss already has. No matter if you carried the child in your womb or not, you are their parent and experience the same grief regardless of gender or other circumstances. We want to acknowledge this role and give every parent a face & voice.”
Some of the demographics of the project remain to be determined. This will partly depend on how many participants can make it on these dates. For those of you who have responded to the initial post and have completed a contact form, I will be reaching out to you with the dates to see if you are available to come. For those of you who are interested in participating but have not yet completed a contact form, please do so here.
Infant Loss Project Details
October 27th, 2018
Montréal | Québec, Canada
- Exact Location and Time TBD depending on participation
- RSVP to Ann or Hanna by September 26th so that a location can be determined
- Hannah or Ann will reach out to you with the exact details