Create a visual record of the COVID-19 crisis with Mass Isolation Australia project
The Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB) is partnering with FORMAT International Photography Festival and Gallery of Photography Ireland to create a visual record of the COVID-19 crisis on Instagram.
Inspired by the 1937 Mass Observation project in Britain, Ballarat International Foto Biennale curators Shaohui Kwok and Amelia Saward invite Australians to share their photographs to build an online visual archive of this extraordinary moment in history.
"2020 is fast becoming a hugely significant moment in time," BIFB artistic director, Fiona Sweet says. "The explosion in smartphone technology has opened up the world of photography to more people than ever before, and we wanted to capture the COVID-19 event in a meaningful way.
"I know that photographic artists will find new ways to interpret the world right now, but I encourage anyone to submit their ideas and photographs. It's an opportunity to find lightness, to share experiences, and build our faith in humanity's ability to survive,' says Sweet.
The Mass Isolation Australia project is free to take part and open to anyone across the world.
To participate on Instagram, use #massisolation and #massisolationAUS, or send your submissions to @massisolationaus.
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