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9 Washing the idea of corona virus off shopping Family get together Michael Wharley 2020

Past Exhibition

These Four Walls: A Corona Lockdown Journal by Michael Wharley

11 - 17 June 2020

As the UK went into Corona lockdown in March 2020, all shoots evaporated overnight, and the borders of life shrank to a few rooms and a daily walk. Although Michael didn't have the focus to shoot, gradually, he did something out-of-the-ordinary for him, and made home his subject. Working in medium format and shooting in B&W, Michael aimed to take one photo each day to capture something characteristic of the detail, tone and emotion, the absurdity, gravity and oddity of this new normality, and document these strange times as they passed by in one flat in Brixton. Fortunately, the extremes many experienced didn't hit Michael, but few parts of life were untouched: from toilet paper shortages to Zooming Great Grandma, from washing soup cans to celebrating a birth, much of human life seemed to be there, just confined to the house…

 

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