It seems that we’re at an inflection point, with the end to the acute phase of the pandemic is imaginable. Once the scourge of 2020 is in our rearview mirrors, we’ll have important choices to make. Will we go about our business as usual, or will we take the lessons we’ve learned and perhaps live differently? Will we simply let our awareness of the inequities that the virus laid bare slip out of consciousness and into the abyss? Or will we use those problems as a springboard for creating a more just world? I have no illusions about the daunting challenges ahead, but I’m an optimist at heart and hope we’ll seize the opportunities that await us on the horizon.
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Steve Bennett is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based visual artist. He began taking photographs more than 40 years ago, in the age of film, and transitioned to digital photography in the late 90s. Today, in addition to taking and making traditional street, macro, and landscape photographs, he creates photo-based abstract composites designed to take viewers on fanciful flights of the imagination through virtual realms. His work has been displayed in numerous juried exhibitions, and at Google’s Kendall Square, Cambridge offices as well as various technology, biotech, and financial service companies in the Boston area.
hi Steve, I love your Pandemic Lens site … it’s a beautiful escape from our isolation during this challenging time. While there is still much to be done for the US and rest of world to more safely navigate and live in our covid-world, I also share your optimism and look forward to better days ahead. Thanks for the inspiration. best, Ron
Thanks for the kind words and sharing your thoughts! Onward!