The Covid Coiffure
Photography on metal plate
Juror's notes: The extraordinary times Oregon and the rest of the world are experiencing during the COVID pandemic can be stressful. But within that experience are moments of connection and caring. This image portrays two young men giving an older gentleman (probably a grandfather) a haircut at a time when barber shops are closed due to the pandemic. The composition leads the viewer’s eye through the image giving them the opportunity to experience the emotions each of these men are feeling. The choice to use a monochromatic color scheme helps to unify the diverse elements in the image.