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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

Devika Nair (right), a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh, and Jennifer Espinoza (left), a sophomore and resident assistant, have a meeting to discuss life on—campus during the pandemic. In-person classes were not expected to begin before September 14, 2020 at the University of Pittsburgh, but the Oakland, Pittsburgh, campus was still nearly empty September 21, 2020.
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Margo Reed_Cling Wrap_Web Edit-27 - Cling Wrap - Margo Reed
Devika Nair (right), a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh, and Jennifer Espinoza (left), a sophomore and resident assistant, have a meeting to discuss life on—campus during the pandemic. In-person classes were not expected to begin before September 14, 2020 at the University of Pittsburgh, but the Oakland, Pittsburgh, campus was still nearly empty September 21, 2020.