Einav Jacubovich is global creative director of Uber; Billy Linker is Billy has an executive producer at Brickhouse Projects. An unlikely creative duo, perhaps, but Covid-19 is writing new rules for creativity. This duo has created The Covid Photo Museum, a virtual museum dedicated to photography captured during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We created this museum to function as a living and breathing time capsule of life in the time of quarantine – highlighting the many talented photographers, both professional and amateur, who are able to capture a unique moment or perspective in a truly remarkable period of history,” they explained.
The site features both curated exhibitions and solo series. It also offers professional and amateur photographers the opportunity to submit work. Do that here.
“There is no profit motive behind this project,” Jacubovich and Linker added. “It is a labour of love from a creative and a producer who appreciate good photography and the importance of creating a historical record.”
One of the exhibitions is Caged: “At a time when the world stood still, people more than ever became acquainted with the views from their windows, and the silence filling the empty streets below them. Caged depicts scenes of people across the world looking out while quarantined at home featuring a range of emotions, from the comedic to the claustrophobic.”
Another exhibition is 1.5 metres apart: “This exhibit aims to visually showcase the distance between us. The result is an eerie and symmetric pattern formed in the mist mundane everyday spaces, from supermarkets to hospitals.”
A third is On pause from above: “COVID-19 has changed the world in many ways and the shifts can be hard to grasp in their suddenness and entirety. It can be helpful – and a bit shocking – to see the changes from a new and wider perspective. On Pause from Above provides that unique vantage point by looking at our changed world from a bird’s eye view.”
View all the pieces collected in the museum so far here.