Monday “Masks of Boston” 2021 #3

By Katherine Taylor / January 18, 2021

(Ed. Note: Each Monday, The Pandemic Lens publishes an image from Katherine Taylor’s “Masks of Boston” project. To date, Kathryn has photographed nearly 300 people from all walks of life. Visit Masks of Boston to read the profile of each person and learn who they wear a mask for.)   Copyright © 2021 Katherine Taylor…

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OK, Stand Six Feet From Your Camera…

By David Skernick / January 12, 2021

I’m a nature photographer and I teach—the two are deeply intermingled in my life. When I travel through the country to take photographs for my series of “back roads” books, I create workshops along the way for my favorite students. They meet up with me for four to seven days at a pre-selected site. I…

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Monday “Masks of Boston” 2021 #2

By Katherine Taylor / January 11, 2021

(Ed. Note: Each Monday, The Pandemic Lens publishes an image from Katherine Taylor’s “Masks of Boston” project. To date, Kathryn has photographed nearly 300 people from all walks of life. Visit “Masks of Boston” to read the profile of each person and learn who they wear a mask for.)   Copyright © 2020 Kathryn Taylor…

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A Pandemic for All Seasons

By Steve Bennett / January 8, 2021

Spring 2020—we thought the “new normal” would surely be temporary. Then it extended to summer 2020.  And fall 2020. And winter 2020. I’m hoping to show a very different collage at the end of 2021.     Copyright © 2021 Steve Bennett Steve BennettSteve Bennett is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based visual artist. He began taking photographs…

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Monday “Masks of Boston” 2021 #1

By Katherine Taylor / January 4, 2021

Who do you wear a mask for? (Ed. Note: Each Monday, The Pandemic Lens will publish an image from Katherine Taylor’s “Masks of Boston” project. Today’s photo is a great image for the start of the new year. To date, Kathryn has photographed nearly 300 people from all walks of life. Visit “Masks of Boston”…

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The Eyes Have It

By Steven Kushner / January 2, 2021

In the movie The Wedding Date, an otherwise mediocre and utterly predictable rom-com, the male lead says to his date, who is obsessing over what clothes she should wear to a party, “Let me teach you a trick—if you look people in the eye, they won’t notice what you’re wearing.” The fact that it’s a…

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Like No Christmas Eve Past

By Steve Bennett / December 24, 2020

For years, I’ve taken a walk at dusk on Christmas Eve. This afternoon’s ritual trek through Cambridge and Somerville, MA was a stark reminder of how surreal the world has become. There was no trace of the festive energy that usually marks this time of the year, and few hints that I was passing through…

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They Never Lose Optimism

By Gianluca Federighi / December 22, 2020

Five years ago, I started a project called “The Italians,” which is about street portraits in my home town, Lucca, and in Florence, Pisa, and Livorno. Then the coronavirus came along and the project stalled—people were disappearing from the streets; many have died. Poverty and poor governance have made the situation terrible. These images are…

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Masks of Boston, Part 3

By Katherine Taylor / December 10, 2020

 Who do you wear a mask for? ( Ed. Note: This is the third installment of  a series of posts covering Katherine Taylor’s “Masks of Boston” project. The following images are a sample of the nearly 300 people that Katherine has photographed to date. Visit Masks of Boston to read the profile of each person and…

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Life in the Covid Fog

By Steve Edson / December 10, 2020

We live in a fog induced by Covid, and our lives are in distress and significantly altered. Very little is normal right now. We turn on the news and listen to the reports of transmissions skyrocketing, and the death toll continues to rise at a horrific rate. The number of people who refuse to wear…

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