Half a Million and Counting

By Steve Bennett / February 21, 2021

On June 7, 2020, I ventured out of my house with camera in hand for the first time in weeks to document life on the street. The following photo of the Somerville Theater in Davis Square, Massachusetts, with its marquee message, “stay home and be safe,” became the impetus for a series on my Instagram…

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The Gift of Touch

By Steven Kushner / February 19, 2021

Remember that old commercial, “Reach Out and Touch Someone”? How quaint it all seems now. And while we all got the message—that “touching” was a metaphor for being connected—today the absence of touch is emotionally devastating. I am a retired congregational rabbi. For over forty years my life was immersed in the joys and struggles…

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On Either Side of the Window: Portraits During COVID-19

By Rania Matar / February 18, 2021

It seems as if life was on hold this past year—for everyone.  I am always straddling my two cultures and identities, as a Lebanese/Palestinian and as an American.  It feels as if the news is always creating divisions, “them v/s us,” and now here we are a “we”: all in this together, in the same…

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Monday “Masks of Boston” 2021 #7

By Katherine Taylor / February 15, 2021

Who do you wear a mask for? (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…

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Monday “Masks of Boston” 2021 #6

By Katherine Taylor / February 8, 2021

Who do you wear a mask for? (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 https://www.masksofboston.com/ to read the profile of each person and learn who they wear a…

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Monday “Masks of Boston” 2021 #5

By Katherine Taylor / February 1, 2021

Who do you wear a mask for? (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 https://www.masksofboston.com/ to read the profile of each person and learn who they wear a…

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We’re Back!

By Steve Bennett / January 31, 2021

As I walk around North Cambridge, MA for exercise and photo opportunities, I pay close attention to the storefronts and restaurants. Some are hanging in. Others have said their goodbyes through heartfelt notes on their doors and windows. And still others are in a state of suspended animation; the lights are off, the signs from…

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Monday “Masks of Boston” 2021 #4

By Katherine Taylor / January 25, 2021

Who do you wear a mask for? (Ed. Note: Every 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…

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A Tree Still Grows in Brooklyn

By Steven Kushner / January 23, 2021

There are some who ignore the pandemic, as if it’s not really real. And there are those who have gone into hiding, waiting to come outside and play again. But in Brooklyn, the pandemic is less an obstacle than an impediment. Life still goes on. Restaurants have usurped parking spots. Masks are ubiquitous with as…

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PretentiousOKY

By Oky Díaz / January 22, 2021

Pretentious OKY is a project that was born at the beginning of 2020. Since I started it, I have taken it as a form of escape from the reality with which we coexist. I find everyday scenes that I want to appropriate, and my way of doing it is through the lens. I then transform…

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