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end of the beginning

Documentary photography from the first week of the Los Angeles Covid-19 quarantine.


The third week of March is when everything changed in Los Angeles. The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed most aspects of our daily lives. Our collective attempt to slow the spread of the virus has made the city seem strange and unfamiliar. Solitary pedestrians and empty streets are the new normal in places that are normally bustling with activity. Most people are struggling to adapt to this rapidly changing, utterly bizarre new chapter of American life. Although it’s impossible to see what the other side of all this is going to look like, it’s clear that things will never completely be the same.