As the world wrestled with the coronavirus crisis, an existential threat unparalleled in modern times, Candlestar worked with teNeues Publishing to create Confinement, a publication that presented new work created in response to the pandemic by over 40 celebrated photographers previously shortlisted for the Prix Pictet award. Each image presented a highly personal response to the Covid-19 crisis, accompanied by the artist’s own words, creating a unique and compelling set of responses to the particular challenges posed by the pandemic.

The publications included essays by the historian Peter Frankopan and the novelist Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi  and was accompanied by its own dedicated website showcasing the work.

Image Credit: Candlestar/Prix Pictet


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This compilation of work by 43 fine photographers from all over the world is the most far-reaching response to Covid, artistic or otherwise, that I have seen so far.

The Arts Desk

Evocative, often surprisingly vibrant images.

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