2 Apr. 2020. If you have photos of doing your work or day-to-day life under the coronavirus siege of 2020, National Press Club's Photography Team wants them. To date, 25 of your fellow Club members and staff have sent in some 60 photos about life and work during this unique time in history.
The collection so far shows work-from-home offices -- both with and without kids and pets -- and videoconferences in progress from the living room sofa. Photos from members also show the impact of COVID-19 on economic life, with empty streets, empty beaches and parks, empty buses and ferries, a nearly empty Ocean City boardwalk, a closed-down movie theater with "I'll be back" on the marquee, and shuttered artist stalls along the Seine in Paris.
In addition, the images offer a look into daily life with grocery shoppers in rubber gloves, an elevator sign warning against crowding to prevent viral transmission, the drive-through COVID-19 testing site in Arlington, and plenty of face masks. The collection even has a photo from a member's family funeral, showing mourners keeping a safe physical distance from each other.
The Club will post images from the collection in galleries on the website. In the meantime, if you have photos to contribute, please send them as e-mail attachments to email@example.com. Be sure to include a brief caption and credit for each image. If sharing the images on Twitter or Instagram, please tag @PressClubDC in your posts. Recommended social media hashtags are #CoronavirusNPC, #NPCsocialdistancing, or #NPCstayathome.
And don't worry if the photo subjects seem ordinary. In these unusual times, there's little that's ordinary. Questions? Contact Photo Committee co-chairs Alan Kotok at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cheriss May at email@example.com.
Alan Kotok, firstname.lastname@example.org
Reprinted from National Press Club web site: https://www.press.org/newsroom/join-collection-club-member-photos-showing-life-and-work-during-covid-19