Coronavirus in 2020

a dialogue with COVID-19

During June 2020, when states began reopening after quarantine shutdowns, I drove through the southern United States on a photographic mission.


I mapped out a route from North Carolina to Arkansas, stopping at communities away from large cities, to see how the omnipresent virus reached its tendrils out to remote areas. These places have a population between 500 and 1,000 people and were founded on either a railroad, river, or both. This links them to history, before cars were a consistent transportation method.

With my camera and notebook in hand, I went head first into the unknown.

 

Between conversation and documentary photography, I captured the struggle of beginning life again. State governors attempted to aid the economy by loosening restrictions but the threat of Coronavirus steadily continued.

easter morning

a Roman Catholic Church in Charlottesville, VA hosted a drive through Easter service 

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viral alteration 

video art inspired by the Spring 2020 paper and sanitary product shortages