Hi there street shooters! For me, it’s day 13 or maybe 14 of self-quarantine – honestly, I’ve lost count at this point. The Covid-19 virus has quickly turned into a historic pandemic and has no doubt affected the way you shoot the streets and what kind of images you take. We are interested in that shift. Sometimes it’s empty streets, sometimes it’s masked faces, sometimes it’s people standing nervously 6 feet apart from each other – but the invisible virus has created a feeling that is palpable on the street and it’s creating scenes that are so much different than what was commonplace on the streets of any city just six short months ago.
With that dramatic change in mind, we are putting together a new street photography project about coronavirus and street photograpy and we’d like to see your images and hear your experiences. This is where you come in! We are putting together an article to be featured in an upcoming issue of Street Photography Magazine that will feature images and comments from photographers around the world. Our goal is to show how coronavirus has affected cities, photography, and individuals. What we would like to see from you is single images with a short descriptive paragraph about what you are seeing, feeling and experiencing as the pandemic reaches your community.
How can you submit your work? If you haven’t already, the first step is to register as a contributor on our website. You can find the registration form here and signing up is completely free. Once you are register, simply log in and click on the Photo Submission Form, which you can find under the “Submissions” tab on the home page. There you will find detailed instructions on sizing and uploading your image. Hearing about your experience is equally important to us, so please include a description of your image along with your thoughts and feelings on how the pandemic is affecting street photography and your city. To help us keep track of your submissions, please start your description with #Coronavirus.
It goes without saying, but while we are looking forward to seeing your submissions, we want all of our contributors to stay safe. Please don’t disregard any laws or local guidelines on quarantine just to get a street shot for this project. Stay safe out there (or at home) street shooters. We wish you health and peace of mind during these difficult times!