Photos submitted to be included in the Library of Congress’ permanent collection show American life during the coronavirus pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally altered American life, and the Library of Congress wants to document it.
Over the past several months, the government agency has been working with nationally recognized photographers and artists to document aspects of the pandemic; now, it’s inviting all Flickr users in the US to submit photos of their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic for inclusion in its permanent collections.
“It’s time to represent many more parts of the country and many more aspects of the pandemic,” Helena Zinkham, chief of the Library of Congress Prints And Photographs Division, wrote in the project announcement on September 9.
“Please help us create a diverse collection that can assist future generations in understanding the impacts of COVID-19,” she added.
In order to have their images considered for inclusion, Flickr users must join the Library of Congress’ “COVID-19 American Experiences” online group. Users can submit up to five images (either photographs or graphic artworks) representing how pandemic has impacted their life, community, or the US at large, the government agency writes on the group page.
“Examples of topics include, but are not limited to: pictures related to protective measures, online birthday parties, street scenes, distance learning, …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]