This year–amidst the compounded pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism, amidst global social upheaval–thirteen photographers returned to places and moments they have photographed before, to make new images and record the visual impact of 2020. Their photographs reveal evolutions in our interactions and traditions, how we use (or have stopped using) public spaces, inequality and unrest, economic strain, and demands for justice.
Photographers Sheila Pree Bright (Atlanta, U.S.A.), Yolanda Escobar Jiménez (Quito, Ecuador), Brian Otieno (Nairobi, Kenya), and Xiaojie Ouyang (Wuhan, China), discuss what it was like to return to places they had photographed before and make new photographs.
Moderated by Christy Havranek of HuffPost, and Elie Gardner of The Everyday Projects, they will discuss their findings, their photographs, why they chose those specific places, and what their photographs may tell us as we collectively look for a roadmap to our futures.
These four photographers also had their work made into an Augmented Reality photo exhibition that viewers can see in the comfort of their own homes through their phones. They will discuss what it meant to them to create that intimate, additional layer to their storytelling.