Neighbors Passing, a collection of images of the residents of the apartment complex, Venue, at Lakewood Ranch, Florida. COVID-19, affectionately known as the “Corona Virus”, has brought about policies across the world pertaining to social distancing. This comes with the strong recommendation to stay in your home. As I abide by the policies, I find myself spending the majority of my time sitting in my bedroom, eyes glued to my television. While inside I see my neighbors frequently pass by my window. This led me to question what activities brought them outside? Whether they are staff working at the complex, walking for fitness and fresh air, coming back from the store or walking their dog, they fight for these bits of sunshine as we are all locked away in order to help slow the spread. People are social creatures though and it can be maddening remaining inside. In this collection, my neighbors are stopped and documented through the view of my window as I see them throughout the day stealing their small amount of fresh air. This work aims to highlight the distance between neighbors in the midst of the global pandemic and the interest I have in the activities that brings them out into these small moments outside. It was also a way to be social as we are separated from the people and activities we normally engage in. The window frame provides the barrier highlighting my isolation and the distance enforced upon the community.

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