Regardless of what your political beliefs are. Whether you believe in COVID or not. Whether you believe in wearing a mask or not. It doesn't matter. Nobody can deny that the year 2020 will go down in history as one of the most bizarre years ever! And it will forever be symbolized by the mask. The mask became an icon of the year 2020. So, I wanted to document "the year of the mask" for some of the clients that I work for. Even with that, I use the word "work" loosely because COVID put me completely out of business in only eight days during March. Luckily, a few of my main clients trickled back.
I called this project "The Faces of COVID." I kept the ground rules pretty simple with black and white on a black background. I used all available light with East Kentucky Power, but then I set up a studio for Baptist Health Richmond. East Kentucky Power will feature it in their upcoming annual report and Baptist Health printed 16x20 images and displayed them at their regional COVID vaccination center, and have plans to eventually make it a permanent display inside the hospital. This will make three permanent displays for me inside Baptist Richmond. They already have my 2009 Faces of Madison County photo essay hanging near the emergency room, and I have several Kentucky scenic photos hanging throughout the hospital as well.
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