Life during the Covid-19 Pandemic

I decided to start my new documentary project when people started taking the social distancing guidelines seriously. The impact on people’s lives, all around the world, was incredulous and fascinating at the same time. Where we live, in Maryland, the changes happened overnight. Parents became deputized as home schoolers, and many found themselves having to juggle their work with the home schooling and distant learning responsibilities of their children. Many were caught off guard. Parents also have to find ways to explain to their children why they need to socially distance themselves from their friends. Why they cannot have play dates. Or why the neighbor’s children cannot visit or come over for a sleepover. Why they cannot go scooting or biking together. I started by capturing moments of the new daily struggles of parents and families. Then I also started capturing more. From afar of course. Each image comes with a story.

If you would like to contribute to this collection, please feel free to write to me. Thanks to everyone contributing to this project.

Shoshana@momentsbyshoshana.com

How it got real, for parents…

A friend’s visit, from a social distance…
Distant Learning…
How do you eliminate the distractions? Simple answer: you don’t
The older members of our communities need to go to the grocery store too… Are they taking too much risk? Are we helping them as we should?
Professionals in the music industry are facing challenges that are not easily overcome with technology.
Our communities continue to purchase as much as they can to limit visits to the grocery store.
Some of us are trying new things, particularly those of us who need to continue their lives of productivity.
Saying hello from a safe distance. Social distancing with children…
For some, this was an opportunity to deepen their unique family bonds through exercise and other activities. The only positive from this huge crisis.
Good neighbors, practicing social distancing…
I don’t know what to call this – it’s a real dinner with friends and family, but it also has a virtual component! They call this a virtual dinner party, so I’ll go with that.
Parents not only have to care for their children, but also keep them motivated during the crisis. Learning and productivity needs to continue. Younger kids with early education needs can be particularly challenging…