Photo as part of group exhibitions in Finland.
Gallery of Photography Ireland invited people to share photos of their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic on Instagram. Using specially created hashtags, the Mass Isolation Project was a crowd-sourced online archive with over 10,000 photos contributed to date. It shows the impact of the Coronavirus on daily life around the world, and continues to grow every day as new images are added.
Inspired by Mass-Observation, the social research organisation founded in 1937, the Mass Isolation Project was an evolving democratic archive of this extraordinary moment in our shared history seen from the perspective of the people living it. Usually archives are assembled after events have taken place, but the advent of social media allows us to create an archive in real time. The Mass Isolation Project engages people with photography and empowers them to make their own experiences visible through social media, giving a unique view on history as it happens.
Project is curated by Trish Lambe, Gallery of Photography Ireland. Exhibition was held in four different galleries in Finland.