A Photograph A Day During India’s 68 Days Nationwide Lockdown

On the morning of March 25, 2020, the first day of the nationwide lockdown that started in India to fight the COVID-19 global pandemic, we decided to start documenting the lives of people during the lockdown with one photograph shot daily in the morning, from our balcony on the second floor of our building. We have continued our endeavour of taking one photograph a day through the different phases of the lockdown, which is ending today, May 31, 2020. During the lockdown, on May 20, 2020, the state of West Bengal was also hit by super cyclone Amphan, leaving behind a trail of destruction.

With the Government slowly trying to exit the lockdown and normalise the situation, we have decided to close this series with the last post being made today. By trying to capture the lives of the people over these last 68 days, we got to observe the human behaviour closely – how people were initially scared of the lockdown, then started living with it and eventually came to mocking it. We even witnessed how life went on after the destruction of Amphan. And, we finally came across a lot of heroes – some with and many without a uniform.

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