Lockdown Photo Diary: Week 8
Anita Benjamin, Fotonow photographer
Anita is a documentary photographer based in Plymouth that explores the significance of place and land as a dimension of human life, encompassing themes of cultural and social experiences and identity.
18 June in Lockdown
Non essential shops have begun to open up in the City Centre but not quite as usual. There are floor markings and signs everywhere instructing people on which directions to walk, enter and exit the buildings and to keep to social distancing. Masked staff on doors count the amount of people entering and leaving shops and direct the shoppers.
New signs are being erected in bus shelters to ensure people keep safe, as the amount of people travelling on buses is anticipated to rise now that non-essential shops are opening. Since June 15th it has become a compulsory for people travelling on buses to wear a mask or face covering of some description. Bus drivers now disinfect their workstations after each shift swop.
Matthew talks of how life in Lockdown has affected him, his family and his work with Fotonow in the latest of Raman’s Covid Letters.read more
Anita reflects upon the early morning queues and “open” signs on her journey to work as Plymouth continues to emerge from Lockdown.read more
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