20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
a time of despair

This dates back to when authorities shut everything down because of COVID, in March 2020. At the time, I worked in a Photography school. My boss didn't allow me to work from home for months on a roll, so I had to go out... I lived with older people, I feared for them, my anxiety levels went crazy. This picture is the visual representation of it all: me becoming this masked being, my whole existence summoning on this, my thoughts 24/7, me leaving the picture in order for this fearful Duo P to have the spotlight. All my relatives did end up getting infected because of me (I was infected at work, as I feared; I was the only one wearing masks for months)... But thank God everyone is safe.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T5
Copyright: © Duo P