The Covid Years


The ‘Covid Years’, resulted in a very distinct change in the kind of items lost on the streets of Vancouver. There was an obvious uptick in PPE (personal protective equipment). Gloves and masks mainly.

When case count numbers began to drop and vaccination numbers rose, the province of British Columbia initiated its 4-phase “Restart Plan” to reopen restaurants, and get “life back to normal.” This project coincided with the Restart Plan and began on Tuesday, May 25th, 2021. The project followed the daily progress of the BC plan rollout and changed course accordingly.

Since the pandemic began, both PPE and data have become an ever-present force in all of our lives. To reflect this, the photos are presented in the form of a data chart with the x-axis showing the date and the y-axis showing the photos collected that week.

Ultimately, the gathered image collage will create a picture, not only of what we’ve lost during the pandemic, but what we have endured together.