S'pore Photog Shows How COVID-19 Has Masked Our Humanity - Literally

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S'pore Photog Shows How COVID-19 Has Masked Our Humanity - Literally

STORY: Janelle Yong
06 April 2020
Mask/Unmask
PHOTOS: EDWIN KOO

Let's be honest: While mask wearing is necessary to keep ourselves safe, it wouldn't be our first choice for #OOTD. Through his new photography project, local photographer Edwin Koo captures this bittersweet sentiment of COVID-19 survival while reminding us not to let our masks stop us from being human.

Titled Mask/Unmask, the project showcases a series of diptych portraits of people with and without face masks. The people featured in these photos were approached by Koo to sit for portraits as they went to collect their masks (with appropriate social distancing during photography, of course).

By comparing the masked subjects and their smiling faces side-by-side, Koo hopes that these diptychs will serve as a reminder that "each of us would need to make certain sacrifices to make sure we all overcome this crisis together, as one humanity. That each of us would need to make certain sacrifices to make sure we all overcome this crisis together, as one humanity."

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TAGS: COVID-19 , Singapore United
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