Today and tomorrow the six of us from Group 29 will share individual photo essays edited by each other in a collaborative process. These are our personal reflections from Nicaragua, Mexico and the U.S.
Laura Morton (@laurakmorton
) is a freelance documentary photographer based in San Francisco, California.
In response to the COVID-19 virus, San Francisco and five other Bay Area counties issued a shelter-in-place order that began on 12:01 am March 17, the first widespread order of its kind in the United States. Residents were still allowed outside for exercise, provided they maintain a 6-foot distance from people they don’t live with. After the shelter-in-place went into effect I took long walks around the city for my daily exercise, often with my camera. On these walks, I ended up seeing my city from a new perspective. Many sites that were usually bustling with tourists were now completely devoid of people. Whenever I’d come across another lone person in the landscape, I was drawn to photograph them.
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