Laura Gao Masks
2021, Chromogenic print, 8“ x 10″
Entitled Masks, the theme of this assignment is the impact of COVID-19, a hugely significant event for all human beings. Maybe one day, COVID will not exist in this world anymore; at that point these images will be special because it will be hard to see people wearing masks everywhere they go. For that reason, these images represent a special period of time. This pandemic has been happening for two years now and everyone is tired of seeing masks everyday, yet they have become a normal thing in our daily lives. But the pandemic is still happening and hurting people. I want to use this assignment to again bring the attention back to the masks. Also to remind the people in the present time to wear a mask and stay safe.