Hindsight is 2020
Street Photography in a Tumultuous Year
JURIED BY CHRIS SUSPECT
The world has suffered so many tests in this tectonic year that —while being deeply felt — are also paradoxically largely invisible. Health, environment, politics and social justice are all megascopic; too large to be seen. So how and what can photography begin to inform where words cannot?
This is work from 2020. COVID-19 and the politics of division have changed life in public significantly. From the ubiquity of masks, social distancing, protests and empty streets, this exhibit reveals how this new paradigm has affected their practice.
Street photography is candid, unstaged photography primarily in public places. However, It does not necessarily require the presence of a street or even the urban environment. While human subjects usually feature prominently in this genre, it can just as often be absent of people, focusing on an implied presence of humanity that references the human condition.