2020 VISION PROJECT
I’m privileged to be involved in the 2020 Vision Project, to create a commemoration of our national healthcare workers, reflecting their dedication throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The brief for the 100 photographers chosen from around the UK, is to take a portrait of health workers to capture the faces behind the masks. To express the human story – not in hospitals or in uniform – but the person behind the dedicated worker.
To find out more about the project, watch these 2 videos:
Which Healthcare Workers Were Chosen?
The aim of the 2020 Vision Project is to produce tributes across the UK with selected photos to be exhibited in mainstream galleries for public viewing.
Each of us we’re asked us to search for 6 healthcare worker who have an interesting story to tell, for inclusion in the final gallery.
Their stories we’re based on the following questions:
- What challenged you the most?
- I know it’s not been easy – but would you be able to say briefly what was tough?
- What has inspired you most?
- Are there any stories of kindness you can share?
- How do you feel about being part of this nationwide tribute to healthcare workers?
I then aimed to photograph each person away from their work environment to show the real individual, the person behind the mask. It was a simple, no frills portrait session, in a suitable environment to respect the current social distance rules.
Each portrait was taken at a location special to the subject, or simply to reflect their interest outside of work eg engaging in a hobby or doing something they love.
When Can I See The Final Images?
The launch date is: 25th- 27th September 2020, which marks 6 months of the pandemic. – More details will follow later.
But you don’t have to wait for the launch to see what has been done so far. Here’s a few teaser, behind-the-scene images from a few of my shoots:
UPDATED: Oct 3rd 2020
The launch was a great success, while showcasing the health worker’s touching stories alongside their images.
Here’s an initial video of the launch, with images to follow once released.