Exceptional situation into photographs by TAMK’s student project
“I wanted the students to have a meaningful and professionally developing daily routine. At the same time, they also collected themselves a small photograph diary,” Moilanen says.
The students studied lights and shadows, stopped to admire reflections, stood on their head, prepared Finnish Easter pudding and walked along empty streets. And of course took photographs.
According to Tommi Moilanen, the strange time deserves to be documented. The aim is to compile a traditional exhibition on the photographs later.
“Such autobiographical documentations always reveal interesting viewpoints and important picture of the times.”
Other similar projects are underway around the world. Anyone can participate in them on Instagram using the hashtag #massisolation.
The corona situation pushes us farther away from one another but also brings us closer together in a new way. Because people cannot meet each other, some tell more about their life in social media. We may see new sides of our friends’ and even strangers’ lives.
In Moilanen’s opinion, it is typical that a historic situation spawns many similar projects.
“People have a strong need to document and share their life and experiences with their environment. And it is great that it is done in a variety of ways.”
Text: Emmi Rämö
Photographs: students of the photography project
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