April 30, 2020

What are the psychological effects of experiencing Covid-19?

Ewan Buchan, 64

This recent image originally dealt with the psychological difficulties felt when someone is in the throws of a deep melancholy. When coronavirus began to emerge I immediately felt that it was also reflective of how someone with the disease could find themselves during and, surviving, after experiencing such a severe illness. Being isolated is a lonely experience, and the image of being in a dark cell came to mind. The image of the diseased as a leper, of being ostracised from society came to mind. The image of someone torn and bruised internally from the illness also came to mind. I also thought of the stigma of having the disease, of how in some sectors of society the survivor could be perceived. All of these things wove themselves into this image.

Nadir, 2020Digital photography