Vincent D. Johnson’s Portfolio Picture Story: Portrait in Place Project (PPP)
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On March 21st, 2020 the State of Illinois enacted a “Shelter-in-place” order to combat the spread of COVID-19. While my wife was in New York City working with COVID-19 patients, I was at home in Chicago caring for our two young children. In May of 2020, looking for away to document the pandemic, but unable to leave my kids or get child care, I took to photographing family & acquaintances from outside the homes they were sheltering in-place at.
The project however was shorter than I had hoped, as I ended up contracting COVID-19 from one of the families I was documenting and the shelter order was lifted soon after my recovery.