Living through the Covid Pandemic was the biggest challenge we have faced for over seventy years. The Pandemic was also history in the making.
As a photographer living in St Albans, I worked with St Albans Museums, local community groups and businesses during 2020 and 2021 to record the way in which we survived the Pandemic. I did that that by making portraits of people, mainly in the Market Place, but also elsewhere in town, as they went about their daily lives, shopping, working etc. I took photographs of people both wearing and not wearing their Covid-safety masks. I also asked everyone photographed to say a few words about the Pandemic and how it had affected them. I produced the portraits as digital diptychs - portraits of each person with and without a mask, side by side, with a short caption beneath. The portraits reflect the diversity of St Albans.
Or click on the images below to see the diptychs in album format.
All the diptychs were exhibited as a multi-media presentation at the St Albans Museum and Gallery and are preserved in the Museum archives for future research.