EVERY BREATH (COVID PHOTO ESSAY)
The breath is invisible, automatic, often unnoticed, and yet necessary to our existence. Never have we been more aware of its omnipresence than we are in the era of COVID-19. We mask ourselves to leave our homes and see loved ones, we see the desperate attempts of hospitals to procure ventilators to supply oxygen.
The breath, and whether or not we keep it to ourselves, has become both a personal and political decision. "Every Breath" visualizes the breath — all images are taken through breath on the lens. The essay captures the force that both gives us life and in these times, takes it away.
"Every Breath" was a semi-finalist in the 2021 PoYi "Covid Personal Expression" category.