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Bronze 2020 Science / Medicine

28 Days Later: Total Lockdown

  • Photographer
    Irina Petrova
  • Prize
    Bronze in Science / Medicine

This photo is based on the situation with COVID-19 and represents the total lockdown of humanity in our own individual spaces. Ordinary people are placed in transparent blisters packs, which symbolize the limitations imposed upon us in this period. We are locked in separate spaces but still visible to each other in real life through windows or through social networks but unable to communicate in life or leave our homes or apartments. The observers in protective suits as well as the transparency of blisters show an almost total control of the situation in an effort to stop the virus.

Irina Petrova is an internationally published and award winning photographer and artist. She specializes in wild life micro-photography and science fiction inspired installations organically integrating living and artificial entities. A unique feature of her work is she only uses retro manual focus lenses to share the wonders of the world. She has won a substantial number of awards and prizes, including 3 recent awards in BIFA 2020, winner of FEP Awards 2021 Nature Golden Camera and ND Discovery of the Year in category Nature 2019.