Reframing the homescape: documenting domesticity during photography’s COVID turn

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As a global pandemic shifted the international gaze from emptied streets to bustling home spaces, photojournalists were constrained by closed borders and closed doors, their gazes forced to take in what was now most accessible– their own households.

COVID-19 provided professional photographers an opportunity to focus on the homescape, elevating imagery of the domestic sphere to a central and necessary element of news coverage. The photographs in this visual essay, primarily drawn from The Journal project that feature female photographers’ experiences of COVID, exemplify the turn towards documenting domesticity in the shadow of coronavirus.


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Pixley, Tara. “Reframing the Homescape: Documenting Domesticity During Photojournalism’s COVID Turn.” Visual Studies. (2021). 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1080/1472586X.2021.1915704