GLOBAL PHOTOS: How Lockdown Has Changed My Life

GLOBAL PHOTOS: How Lockdown Has Changed My Life

11:27am Jun 14, 2020
My niece, Nisime, in her hiding place — my parents' closet. She is my muse during the quarantine days. April 3, 2020. Tbilisi, Georgia
My niece, Nisime, in her hiding place — my parents' closet. She is my muse during the quarantine days. April 3, 2020. Tbilisi, Georgia
Daro Sulakauri/@EverydayEasternEurope
  • My niece, Nisime, in her hiding place — my parents' closet. She is my muse during the quarantine days. April 3, 2020. Tbilisi, Georgia

    My niece, Nisime, in her hiding place — my parents' closet. She is my muse during the quarantine days. April 3, 2020. Tbilisi, Georgia

    Daro Sulakauri/@EverydayEasternEurope

  • My husband, Mbaye, helps Lola with her schoolwork. He's taken over as her teacher for the past couple of months as we do online school. After some initial frustration, we realized we just need to do things at our own pace and make sure to have fun. May 18

    My husband, Mbaye, helps Lola with her schoolwork. He's taken over as her teacher for the past couple of months as we do online school. After some initial frustration, we realized we just need to do things at our own pace and make sure to have fun. Ma

    Ricci Shryock/@EverydayAfrica

  • My wife, Priscila, drinks gin and tonic and applies a beauty mask in her bathroom. It's important to still enjoy and take care of ourselves. April 25, 2020. Brasilia, Brazil.

    My wife, Priscila, drinks gin and tonic and applies a beauty mask in her bathroom. It's important to still enjoy and take care of ourselves. April 25, 2020. Brasilia, Brazil.

    Gustavo Minas/@EverydayBrasil

  • Samba artist Teresa Cristina sings during a daily Instagram live. We used to go to samba circles in the street every week to be together, now we go to samba online. It's certainly not the same but still feels intimate. Despite everything, it's still possi

    Samba artist Teresa Cristina sings during a daily Instagram live. We used to go to samba circles in the street every week to be together, now we go to samba online. It's certainly not the same but still feels intimate. Despite everything, it's still possi

    Maria Magdalena Arrellaga/@EverydayLatinAmerica

  • My 1-year-old son likes to experience everything. While I was mopping the floor on Day 12 of the lockdown, he came forward to take the mop from me. My husband and I have been struggling to find a balance during the lockdown. We take turns to work, cook, d

    My 1-year-old son likes to experience everything. While I was mopping the floor on Day 12 of the lockdown, he came forward to take the mop from me. My husband and I have been struggling to find a balance during the lockdown. We take turns to work, cook, d

    Smita Sharma/@EverydaySouthEastAsia

  • The wife of the assistant pastor at Iglesia La Luz De Cristo prays at the Easter service, which was webcast and included Hector, a COVID-19 survivor. Now walking through my neighborhood is mainly quiet. The people haven't disappeared; they've just changed

    The wife of the assistant pastor at Iglesia La Luz De Cristo prays at the Easter service, which was webcast and included Hector, a COVID-19 survivor. Now walking through my neighborhood is mainly quiet. The people haven't disappeared; they've just changed

    David Degner/@EverydayMiddleEast

  • A soldier wears gloves to protect against the coronavirus on an army patrol of the city during the government-mandated curfew. March 26, 2020, Cali, Colombia.

    A soldier wears gloves to protect against the coronavirus on an army patrol of the city during the government-mandated curfew. March 26, 2020, Cali, Colombia.

    Christian Escobar Mora/@EverydayMacondo

  • Jos Leal dos Santos, 53, sells goods on the street at Comercio, a district that before the coronavirus was a busy place of commerce. He says: "I have worked here for 14 years. I sell snacks and drinks on the streets. I'm always at that [place] but the sal

    Jos Leal dos Santos, 53, sells goods on the street at Comercio, a district that before the coronavirus was a busy place of commerce. He says: "I have worked here for 14 years. I sell snacks and drinks on the streets. I'm always at that [place] but the sal

    Antonello Veneri/@EverydayBrasil

  • Huzaif, who's 12, and his friend, Danish, look out of an opening of a gate at the martyr's cemetery. During the lockdown, they often come here to spend time and have fun. Most schools have been closed in Kashmir because of the political situation since Au

    Huzaif, who's 12, and his friend, Danish, look out of an opening of a gate at the martyr's cemetery. During the lockdown, they often come here to spend time and have fun. Most schools have been closed in Kashmir because of the political situation since Au

    Showkat Nanda/The Everyday Projects

  • My wife, Marisol Doyle, brings dinner tacos to the front door of our tiny guesthouse, where I was self-quarantining. Marisol would deliver fresh food as often as she could, and we would eat meals together on FaceTime. March 26, 2020, Cleveland, Miss.

    My wife, Marisol Doyle, brings dinner tacos to the front door of our tiny guesthouse, where I was self-quarantining. Marisol would deliver fresh food as often as she could, and we would eat meals together on FaceTime. March 26, 2020, Cleveland, Miss.

    Rory Doyle/@EverydayRuralAmerica

  • An unidentified couple seal their marriage with a kiss at their drive-through wedding ceremony at the Family and Civil courthouse. Drive-through wedding ceremonies were offered to couples unable to marry traditionally because of the pandemic. May 14, 2020

    An unidentified couple seal their marriage with a kiss at their drive-through wedding ceremony at the Family and Civil courthouse. Drive-through wedding ceremonies were offered to couples unable to marry traditionally because of the pandemic. May 14,

    Kari Bjorn/@EverydayIncarceration

  • My father during a videoconference with my brother. The very first thing that changed since the pandemic started is how we interact with other people, and how 6 feet of social distance for safety is the "new normal." April 16, 2020. Quito, Ecuador.

    My father during a videoconference with my brother. The very first thing that changed since the pandemic started is how we interact with other people, and how 6 feet of social distance for safety is the "new normal." April 16, 2020. Quito, Ec

    Carlos Noriega/@EverydayEcuador

  • No more late night running due to the curfew. The sky has been replaced with a concrete roof. I just realized that I have not seen the sunset or the twilight glow for I don't even know how many days. April 14, 2020, Cairo.

    No more late night running due to the curfew. The sky has been replaced with a concrete roof. I just realized that I have not seen the sunset or the twilight glow for I don't even know how many days. April 14, 2020, Cairo.

    Salih Basheer/@EverydayAfrica @EverydayEgypt

  • Jose celebrates his 39th birthday with his family. Because of the lockdown, many people born in March and April had to make different arrangements for this year's celebration. Jose's celebration was restricted to members of his nuclear family. Other frien

    Jose celebrates his 39th birthday with his family. Because of the lockdown, many people born in March and April had to make different arrangements for this year's celebration. Jose's celebration was restricted to members of his nuclear family. Other frien

    Guillermo Gutierrez/@EverydayPeru

  • My father, George Bronstein, celebrating his 100th birthday at his home last year. March 10, 2019. East Falmouth, Mass.

    My father, George Bronstein, celebrating his 100th birthday at his home last year. March 10, 2019. East Falmouth, Mass.

    Paula Bronstein/@EverydayClimateChange

  • The Stanetsky Memorial Chapel hearse carrying the coffin of my father, George Bronstein, who passed away of natural causes at age 101. The driver stands by the car in a lot near Baker Street Jewish cemetery. This was the only place I was able to say goodb

    The Stanetsky Memorial Chapel hearse carrying the coffin of my father, George Bronstein, who passed away of natural causes at age 101. The driver stands by the car in a lot near Baker Street Jewish cemetery. This was the only place I was able to say goodb

    Paula Bronstein/@EverydayClimateChange

  • Maintenance and security staff, whose work is often unnoticed and unappreciated, are risking their lives to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all of us. I took this image as one of the workers fumigated the park, which is usually busy at this time

    Maintenance and security staff, whose work is often unnoticed and unappreciated, are risking their lives to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all of us. I took this image as one of the workers fumigated the park, which is usually busy at this time

    Smita Sharma/@EverydaySouthEastAsia

  • Cristiane Silva takes her dogs for a walk. As a freelance photojournalist, I work much of the time on the street, with significant amount of interaction with other people. After two months at home, things have changed drastically. April 6, 2020. Rio de Ja

    Cristiane Silva takes her dogs for a walk. As a freelance photojournalist, I work much of the time on the street, with significant amount of interaction with other people. After two months at home, things have changed drastically. April 6, 2020. Rio d

    Maria Magdalena Arrellaga/@EverydayLatinAmerica

  • "I'm glad we have time together. A lot of time," said my husband, pictured here working late at night in our apartment. He said this as we fell asleep that same night. It's true usually I am on the road most of the year, and it's really special to have so

    "I'm glad we have time together. A lot of time," said my husband, pictured here working late at night in our apartment. He said this as we fell asleep that same night. It's true usually I am on the road most of the year, and it's really special to have so

    Danielle Villasana/@EverydayEverywhere

  • I streamed a press conference given by President Trump in our backyard guesthouse where I was self-quarantining. During quarantine, I would try and watch the press conferences on a daily basis. I think his interactions with the media were historic and wil

    I streamed a press conference given by President Trump in our backyard guesthouse where I was self-quarantining. During quarantine, I would try and watch the press conferences on a daily basis. I think his interactions with the media were historic and wil

    Rory Doyle/@EverydayRuralAmerica

  • What has changed the most in my life is the lack of personal contact with family members, some of whom are in a high-risk group due to age or health history. The lack of personal contact is also reflected in my photographic work. Social isolation made me

    What has changed the most in my life is the lack of personal contact with family members, some of whom are in a high-risk group due to age or health history. The lack of personal contact is also reflected in my photographic work. Social isolation made me

    Beto Lemos/@EverydayBrasil

  • A quarantined teenager. May 21, 2020. Castro Valley, Calif.

    A quarantined teenager. May 21, 2020. Castro Valley, Calif.

    Alpana Aras-King/@EverydayBayArea

  • Mask, gloves, a plastic shield and my hat. Like my shoes, they're now what I wear. March 23, 2020, Tbilisi, Georgia.

    Mask, gloves, a plastic shield and my hat. Like my shoes, they're now what I wear. March 23, 2020, Tbilisi, Georgia.

    Daro Sulakauri/@EverydayEasternEurope

How has the novel coronavirus changed your life? Show us in a picture.

That is the assignment we gave to the more than 600 photographers who work with Everyday Projects — contributing to Instagram accounts from countries in Asia, Africa, Central and South America, North America and Europe.

Their mission is "to challenge stereotypes that distort our understanding of the world."

In this case, they found that parts of their lives had been altered dramatically. But they also found solace in showing how ordinary activities could still go on — and give a sense of comfort.

The images they submitted to NPR are a visual testament to the unforeseeable changes that came in 2020 as this virus swept the globe, triggering a pandemic that has altered the way we all live.

Here are images submitted to NPR for this project. They are pictures of uncertainty and of sorrow, but also of joy and hope, which have not been destroyed even in this most difficult of times.

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