Isolation: Waiting to Exhale

By Swati Chakraborty / July 5, 2022

Alone, numb and terrified by the devastation that an invisible virus can bring, hope found it hard to flourish, but loneliness knew in its heart that this pandemic of isolation would be washed away by warm hugs and kind prayers and the resilience to thrive. I had planned to visit India—where I grew up (I…

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Can You Handle the Heat?

By Emre Sarigul / July 2, 2022

(A Looking Back post: image taken November 2021) This photograph was taken during the transition period when the UK started to lift COVID restrictions and life began returning to the heart of London. My goal was to show everyday Londoners whose stories are often forgotten. Every day, thousands of people walk through Chinatown and hundreds…

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Just Another Sunday at the Grocery Store

By Steve Bennett / March 13, 2022

Here we are in March 2022, just another Sunday at the grocery store during the pandemic. The masks will (hopefully) come off before too long, but memories of our cloaked social interactions will take time to fade, if ever.     Copyright © 2022 Steven Bennett Steve BennettSteve Bennett is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based visual artist.…

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A Turkish Hospital: Pandemic Photos

By Engin Ayyildiz / March 11, 2022

When the pandemic struck, I had the chance to photograph the treatment processes of COVID-19 patients who came to the hospital where I work in Turkey. Since I’m a serious photographer, the pandemic presented a rare opportunity to combine my professional interests with my passion for photographic arts.  In this series, I captured some of…

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Through the Looking Glass

By Steven Kushner / March 8, 2022

For me, the view through glass block symbolizes the way my sense of the world has become distorted by these past two years of living through a pandemic. So much of what I thought about the world and my relation to it has been blurred, even distorted. Everything has changed, from getting together with people…

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Surviving the Pandemic in Style

By Steven Kushner / February 28, 2022

I love walking the streets of New York City. Camera in hand. The tension between the old and new, the urban and the chic. Especially here, at an upscale foodcourt in the heart of the Meat Packing District, one thing always stands out: Style. You can’t help but admire how effortlessly this young woman dons…

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Deeper Meanings #017 – Unknown Self

By Jonathan Gallagher / February 26, 2022

The pandemic changed a lot of things for a lot of us. In October 2020, I left Berlin after living there for six years and was about to move to Tokyo. I decided to travel via the UK, as that’s where I’m from, to see family, take care of my visa, and store my belongings.…

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Infinite Reflection

By Tony Remartinez / February 1, 2022

At the Sitges train station (in Barcelona), I was waiting to catch the train to Vilanova. I noticed that my reflection was also waiting for the train. Surrounded by an infinity of reflections, my doppelganger and I waited for the normality that would not come. We waited to see each other’s faces again, and we…

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ATK Portraits, Bangkok

By Nathalie Jamois / January 28, 2022

The Khlong Toey slum, south of the expressway and north of the port, is the largest and oldest slum of Bangkok, with up to 1.2 million dwellers. Khlong Toey has always been a stigma of the capital city. During this Covid pandemic, it was only a matter of time before a cluster would emerge. Living…

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New Year’s Eve 2021

By Steve Bennett / January 1, 2022

This is not what I expected to be posting on New Year’s Eve 2021. In fact, I couldn’t imagine that I’d be posting anything new on The Pandemic Lens on the last day of 2021.       My plan was to stop publishing any new materials once life resumed to normal as we all…

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