This week I was told to check out something that my friend come across in Birmingham, The Photography Show.
RememberMyBaby is an UK registered charity who have professional photographers volunteering their photography services for the benefit of UK parents losing their baby before, during or shortly after birth.
It is supported by BBC Radio 2, StandInBaby™, Zenfolio, Life After Loss, The Jude Brady Foundation and others. The services are available across NHS Maternity Units and Birth Centres around the UK.
Here is a link to a video that explains in full what the organisation is all about.
ABOUT – RememberMyBaby
The idea of this foundation is incredible and leaves me thinking that sometimes loss can be tragic and not make sense. How can people cope? How can they say goodbye to a new life?
It is interesting how coming across this website has changed my perception of loss, I am re-thinking if asking people to photograph them during hard times, is appropriate.
There are few bit of rules and procedures for a photographer to be part of the charity and it does give the feel of how serious this is.
This can’t be linked with my Final Major Project, as this is a lengthy application process, sensitive and confidential matter, also this would be step too far in my own comfort zone.
I think skilful photographers should get involved if they have spare time on their hands. This can be a method of coping with grief and loss of a new life for many families.
I will in the future.