Quarantine from the lens of a photojournalist
Seven photojournalists are suddenly trapped in the confines of four walls, a floor and a roof. They take walks where they can, but for the most part, they have been challenged by an unchanging environment. Before they were able to visually document sporting events with hundreds of fans, vigils and celebrations filled with emotion, special ceremonies, and the beautiful individual lives and stories of the people that made up their community. Now, they’re faced with the challenge of how to do visual-story-telling remotely as we navigate a new normal.
Like everyone else, life has shifted abruptly and dramatically for these seven photojournalists. Although The Beacon continues to work remotely amidst the coronavirus pandemic, photojournalists face new challenges as they attempt to capture images that represent the stories we continue to write. They are faced with the grief that comes from what they have lost in the transition, the frustration that comes with helplessness, and the anxiety of not knowing what will happen next.
Like everyone else, they have feelings about quarantine and this pandemic. Letting those feelings guide their creativity, each photographer embarked on their own unique mission to document the quarantine from a photojournalist's perspective.