3-20-2021 3:00 PM
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COVID19 coiled around each town and group of people differently. As a photographer living through the pandemic, I felt called to record it.
Over the summer of 2020, I received the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Grant. I embarked on a journey across the southern states as a journalist studying the social and economic impacts of the virus on tiny remote towns. For a month, I drove through the south with my camera and notebook in hand. The places I visited were remote and outside of the main clutches of sickness. I entered homes and businesses to discover just how far COVID19 reached into the personal lives of people in remote areas. Concluding my documentation, I wrote a book, A Sense of the South. Through my own words, quotes from people I met along the way, and facts about the opening phases and the virus as a whole merge together for a whole story.
More COVID19 related photographs and the book can be found at https://www.kieranrundleproductions.com/pandemic.