Isolating Together: An outdoor photography exhibition born out of Mutual Aid to mark one year of lockdown
Marking one year since the first Covid-19 lockdown began in the UK, Isolating Together is an outdoor photography exhibition portraying inspiring stories of community, action and solidarity during Covid-19. Running for 10 days, it will be displayed at 18 locations – including a selection of iconic spaces – across Camden, London from 22nd March.
The entirely crowdfunded exhibition celebrates the many people from different walks of life who came together at a time of unprecedented hardship to look after one another. Karishma Puri, the artist behind the project, was inspired to capture the images after establishing Covid Mutual Aid in Kentish Town. A WhatsApp-based community group, it was set up for neighbours to support one another and overcome isolation. “It was clear people were facing acute challenges. But I was also aware of a growing hope and community spirit. So I set out to capture this energy and resolve with my camera,” Karishma explains.
Jack Arts are delighted to be collaborating with Isolating Together to transform our poster space across Camden into a street gallery to support the project. Other displays will include community spaces and local shop windows. Each location was carefully selected from among the most meaningful venues in the area. The centrepiece will be displayed across a 14 metre wall at Number 19, the home of community action in Camden.