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Pandemic: Public Evidence Photo Series

In the early days of the pandemic quarantine I felt confusion, fear, anger, and the physical manifestation of stress. Unlike most of my neighbors, I took short exercise walks in the eerie deserted streets. Gradually, discarded latex gloves, disposable face masks and disinfectant wipes began to appear in the neighborhood. People were not in public: they were isolated behind closed doors. I saw the discarded PPE as public evidence of hidden private tragedies occurring minute by minute.

Pandemic: Public Evidence, Nan Genger, 2020