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Margo Reed

Cling Wrap

This project chronicles Margo Reed’s view of the COVID-19 pandemic through a cling-wrapped camera lens. As people across the globe wrap themselves in masks and gloves for protection from COVID-19 germs, the cling-wrap keeps her camera clean, too.

To illustrate the separation and suffocation many face in this time, Reed photographs life safely, wrapped and protected, from a distance, as it is the only way many of us see each other safely right now.

Shortly after the onset of the pandemic, Reed left her Philadelphia apartment to spend time with family in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Like many, she visited elderly family members by waving through windows, talking on the phone, and visits outdoors. Reed continues to safely document noteworthy events in her rural hometown and she challenges herself and viewers to seek interest in this new way of life as she makes pictures in a new way, too.e

Karen Eddinger (left) has her nails done by Jessica MacFetrich, a hair stylist and nail technician at Lots and Ladies Salon and Med. Spa in Fleetwood, PA, October 9, 2020. The salon was closed from March 16 until June 26, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pandemic restrictions in Pennsylvania keep the salon at fifty-percent capacity and all employees and clients must wear masks and practice sanitizing all equipment and furniture between clients.
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Margo Reed_Cling Wrap_Web Edit-25 - Cling Wrap - Margo Reed
Karen Eddinger (left) has her nails done by Jessica MacFetrich, a hair stylist and nail technician at Lots and Ladies Salon and Med. Spa in Fleetwood, PA, October 9, 2020. The salon was closed from March 16 until June 26, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pandemic restrictions in Pennsylvania keep the salon at fifty-percent capacity and all employees and clients must wear masks and practice sanitizing all equipment and furniture between clients.