Viral Images: Photographers Document Covid-19
These COVID-19 photos, taken by professional photographers around the world, document the strangeness of life during the coronavirus quarantine.
Look around you. Regardless of where you are in the world, things have probably changed a lot in a short space of time.
We stand in a physically distanced queue outside the supermarket. The silent streets feel like the set of a post-apocalyptic film.
We miss hugging our friends. We spend way too much time in our pyjamas.
This is life in lockdown. Behind it, one tiny virus – invisible to the naked eye.
With so much strangeness and uncertainty happening around the world right now, we think it’s important to keep taking photos, keep creating, and keep sharing a little bit of our experience with each other.
Because sharing promotes understanding. And documenting historical moments allows us to look back as a way to move forward.
That’s why we asked professional photographers around the world to contribute their photos of life during the Coronavirus, COVID-19.
Here’s what they shared.
When Singapore raised the COVID status up a notch, everyone went into panic mode. Every supermarket was swept clean.
The Park began free admission 17 March to attract tourist to this remote location. A week later Indigenous elders and park officials decided to close the park to protect local communities from COVID-19.
The couple getting married with their officiant standing the required 6 ft away from them. Their quarantined neighbours decided to come watch too! Also pictured is In-N-Out by their feet as their reception dinner..
For there to be no one anywhere in India is a strange sight, but all the more so at a normally crowded theme park.
Father Pedro Tavares celebrates Mass every day with the Church empty in the Parish of Roliça in Bombarral, Portugal.
Whitby is normally packed with people all year round. It offers some of the best fish and chip shops in the country – most have won national awards. Now all shut.
The Charging Bull statue on Broadway in the financial district is usually swarming with tourists. the day I shot it I was the only person on the street. The face mask was added in Photoshop…
Mother attaches QuedateEnCasa (Stay Home) signs on her car as her daughter looks on from her car seat, then drives around city blasting “La Cumbia Del Coronavirus” by Mister Cumbia, a local PSA of sorts.
A woman looks in dismay how shelves are emptying of all essential medicines and cleaning products. Selfish panic buying has being widely spread worldwide and London is no exception.
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Wonderful photographs. Educational, interesting & beautifully done. Thank you.
What an amazing insight to the world while I’m not seeing it myself. Great job photographers on sharing the world with us. The Stay Home on Hwy 101 its priceless, Matte Hanna.
Thanks Annette, thanks for caring and giving time to check our how people are capturing the changes we are all going through. <3
Great photos. My favorite is the shot of Highway 101 in Oregon by Matte Hanna. Such an excellent photographer. He has that instinct that helps him capture the intensity, the beauty, or the message with his camera.
Thanks for looking at how photography is being captured globally in this moment, we all thank you. <3
Can’t really go out to shoot. Evidently, according to law enforcement, photographic documentation is NOT an essential service.
It’s very strange to see how social distancing affects other countries. It’s a lesson to be learned from this adventure and I think the world will change radically after this. #staysafe
So haunting. I would like to see another photo essay come Jan 2021. Mark?
Stay home!! Don’t go out to take photos!!