Quarantined Regards: Life From a Distance

At the start of the pandemic, nurse and photographer Shivyon Mitchell began a photo series titled “Six Feet Away.”

by | Apr 9, 2020 | Art & Design, COVID-19, Culture

This is the first installment of “Quarantined Regards,” a series exploring the ways artists are creating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

From Zoom concerts to Instagram videos, artists are responding to social isolation and connecting with their audiences in a multitude of creative ways. KHOL talked with Shivyon Mitchell about her project “Six Feet Away,” a photo series that depicts Jackson residents during the first few weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. To observe social distancing recommendations, she took all the photos from six feet away.

In a newly isolated world, Mitchell, a nurse and wedding photographer, found human connection and inspiration during this project. Listen above for more.

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About Emily Cohen

Emily has served as executive director of KHOL since June 2019. She has a background in ecological design and urban planning and has worked as a teacher on the US-Mexico border in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, as a policy wonk in Washington, DC and as a land use planner in Wyoming. She is an avid fiddler of Appalachian old-time music and other traditional folk styles.

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