Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 People / Children

Stay-At-Home Order

  • Photographer
    Melissa Lynn
  • Agency / Studio
    Melissa Lynn Photography
  • Photo Date

The photographs in my Stay-at-Home Order series were taken at our suburban home in Colorado during the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home and Safer-at-Home orders issued by Governor Polis. My eight-year-old daughter is an only child so we encourage imaginative play and creativity to fill her social void. I worry about the possible long-term consequences of isolation for children and the impact of lost social interactions and experiences. Trees are a recurring theme throughout the series and symbolize growth, endurance, and strength.

After more than a decade in New York City working as a documentary and portrait photographer for numerous newspapers and magazines, I now live in Colorado where I continue to pursue my artistic passions as a fine art photographer. My photographs have been exhibited in many prestigious galleries and museums across the United States and around the world.