The Arts Council asked our community to tell a story with their cameras to paint a picture of life in and around Princeton during COVID-19. These photos were all taken on the same day: Monday, April 6, 2020. They tell of different stories, different perspectives, a range of emotions. This is a living document, a photographic history.

If you took a Day in the Life photo on April 6, 2020, and don’t see it here, please send it to info@artscouncilofprinceton.org with your name, statement, and the time your photo was taken.

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by Anne Stefane — “During the Covid-19 pandemic, I have continued to travel to my deceased father’s nearby home to collect the mail. Across the road from the community where he lived is a church. Recently, I noticed a sign on the grounds announcing a Sunday drive-in service. I admire this pastor’s effort to connect and provide comfort to his flock during a time of anxiety and uncertainty, while maintaining social distancing and keeping them safe. I photographed the church around 6 p.m. in abundant sunshine, after a busy day working at home. Seeing that the image was overexposed, I decided to convert it to black and white and began browsing filters. The filter I chose gives the image a slightly ominous quality, reflecting my unease with this invisible threat disrupting our daily lives.”

by Leah Lane — “Easter camping COVID-19 style. In Australia, many families go camping over the Easter holidays. We were keen to continue this tradition when we moved to Princeton, but COVID-19 has meant we could only go as far as the backyard. But the sun is shining, birds are chirping and the ground is soft – so I think it’s going to be ok.”

by Sheila Bodine — “To me, this photograph is a statement about social distancing and appreciating nature. This particularly beautiful spring does not know that we humans are experiencing a pandemic of monumental proportions. The image is also an example of how one can distance oneself through reading and perhaps enter a happier place.”