Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Editorial / General News

Color Plastic Bags

  • Photographer
    Aly Song
  • Agency / Studio
    Reuters News
  • Photo Date

People wearing face masks and plastic raincoats as a protection from coronavirus at Shanghai. “Being in lockdown because of the coronavirus is numbing, frightening, frustrating. It makes me feel vulnerable and powerless. “ ‘Color plastic bags’ symbolizes stepping into the unknown — the idea of life ‘after the pandemic’ and the insecurity of not knowing what lies ahead. The mask, plastics rain coat, protection from a coronavirus, symbolizes not only the unwillingness to accept reality, but also our cultural preoccupation with covering or uncovering one’s face.