Submit your shots for the Coronavirus Street Photography Project

Well if you are reading this, you are probably stuck at home. I will say this, as the world hurdles to unknown territory, we must not fall prey to the negative energy. So we have to make a choice.

It's either focusing on the world going in distress, or focusing on being creative. As photographers, we must feed ourselves positive energy even in times like this and not let our souls be beaten to the ground.

I am a street photographer stuck in the house. Tanya, my wife will kick my butt if I even have the trace of the idea of going out. I am stuck at home and I'm bored to tears. I've seen all the movies already, probably as many as there are stars. So I thought to myself: What if I turn lemons into lemonade and make the best out of it? What if I made a project limiting myself to around the house? But even better… what if we all made a project out of this as a community? Hence Olivier and I have decided to make the coronavirus project to help street photographers stay sharp.

How to participate

Look, chances are, you are stuck at home too. So take your camera out and make images around the house and post them below with a few words about your experience. While we will accept images from outside to show how the virus has affected you, we really want to challenge you to make images limiting yourself to your house and the yard.

In a nutshell:

  • Make the best images around your house
  • Stay inside (but some outside images showing effects of virus are ok)
  • Post your images below in the comments at 600px wide
  • Write a paragraph about the image/your experience
  • A select few images and words will appear in an upcoming issue of Inspired Eye Street Photography Magazine

Ready? Go!

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31 thoughts on “Submit your shots for the Coronavirus Street Photography Project”

  1. I’ll start!
    Where I am right now in Thailand is double trouble. Not only there is the virus to worry about, and a lot is shut down, we also have to worry about one of the worse pollution in the world. The kids have been pretty much locked inside for a while, and the edginess sometimes come out. But a few days ago I saw a moment of peace and calm that I captured here.

  2. This image was captured in front of the iconic Dam Palace here in Amsterdam where the Dutch king and queen have official residence. The image features a busker dressed as death. The square (indeed the whole city) is deserted except for these figures – a stark commentary on the anxieties of the people here.

  3. The only moment I can stay out of home is when I go to take food in the near supermarket. Every time we all are in line waiting to go inside and buy the necessary for all the family

  4. A locally thriving community experiencing empty streets, locked doors and heartache. Simultaneously, an outburst of empathy, generosity and support. There’s some good mixed in with the bad.
    There’s some light extending into this darkness.

    I captured this image as a lone pedestrian meandered under the Tivoli marque, offering a small glimpse into the lonely streets of Chattanooga, TN.

    1. (submitting incase needs to be b&w)

      A locally thriving community experiencing empty streets, locked doors and heartache. Simultaneously, an outburst of empathy, generosity and support. There’s some good mixed in with the bad.
      There’s some light extending into this darkness.

      I captured this image as a lone pedestrian meandered under the Tivoli marque, offering a small glimpse into the lonely streets of Chattanooga, TN.

  5. I am allowed to leave my apartment in Berlin to work. This picture of my way to work shows the newest portal of the Pergamon-Museum in Berlin. Before Corona, people from all over the world stood here in queues, close together. Now a single jogger is training here. I think you can now see your surroundings with completely different eyes. An unusual experience.

  6. Café Foeders Amsterdam
    dark times because of corona for all the pubs and restaurants in Holland. Everything is closed and it’s not sure when they open again. It looks like better times are coming, but in the meantime not only the restaurants but also the pubs are trying to arrange some kind of home delivery.

  7. My kiddos are always an interesting subject and keep me entertained. Quarantine has us all a little stir crazy, but they are great at easing the tension and keeping our entire family sane.

  8. In New York City, it is still ok to leave your apartment to shop, walk your dog, jog or run as long as you maintain social distance and, now, wear a face covering. My camera has gone with me for the past two weeks on those dog walks in what often feels like a ghost town, a place full of signs of humanity but empty of people. On a recent Saturday morning, I waited for 20 minutes in front of the Met for a pedestrian to complete this photograph.

  9. In Tenerife, the Canary Islands, lockdown is strict. We are not allowed to linger on the streets long enough to take a photo. Instead, is a photo from my window of the street below. 1 of 3

  10. Staying safe on deserted Venice Beach CA. by Ray Anello ray.anello@gmail.com
    There’s something grim about the world we live in. Not just COVID19 but the downright grim callousness of our government. I wander Venice Beach, CA these days and it’s a deserted place. So that even in the bright California sun you can feel the grimness. This photo conveys that for me not just in the masked man but in the kind of harsh and chaotic scribbling on the windows behind him

  11. I spend all of my time now within a 2 block radius of my apartment, which includes the grocery, the pharmacy, and my dog’s favorite release spots. Despite my often fogged glasses from the face mask, I always carry my camera, if only to bring a heightened sense of awareness to those brief journeys that feel, alternately, surreal, threatening, and eerily beautiful.

  12. On my brief forays to walk the dog or brave the market, I am often undone by this contradiction between one of the most beautiful springs in memory and these “corona warriors” who stalk the empty paths as if for battle.

  13. Since I all of these covid-19 shenanigans got worse, going out to hunt on the street is not recommended, as now, we kinda feel like playing a worldwide Russian roulette with the virus. In Indonesia, we are still allowed to go out but since my town is a red zone, I have to go through checkpoints if I wanted to go to the next town. Movement within the city is still free though.
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    So, for the last few weeks, I’ve obsessed with photographing snails.
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    My son loves them and I decided to capture their photographs as best as I could, with a challenge of not removing them from where I found them and with natural light. So using complex lighting set up is strictly forbidden for me. So, here is one of them.

  14. Another shot from my home.
    This photo might be best representing what I feel right now. The means of escape are there, but we are still in the cage that is our home and our inability to fully understand how to treat or cure or protect ourself from the virus.

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