Ruth Armitage

An unusual year calls for an unusual image-making response. I found myself compulsively watching news broadcasts of the unfolding COVID pandemic, trying to get a sense of the nightmare that much of the rest of the world was (and is) going through. There have been so many confronting stories and images – of suffering and loss, of making the most of difficult times, of strange new ways of surviving, of the unexpected consequences of the things we do. These images have stuck with me and I felt they should be recorded and contemplated because they could otherwise be forgotten by those of us lucky enough to not be too badly impacted.