Recap - Mary Day Long on "The Year of the Pandemic"

Published: Friday, March 22, 2024

Viewing 4K YouTube Video

NOTE: This is a 4K video (i.e. 2160p), but the standard version of Chrome can only display the 1080p version. Microsoft's Edge browser can display the full 4K version. I don't know about other browsers. Google is evidently working on a new version of Chrome for displaying 4K video.

The YouTube app can display the 4K version, but beware that the default resolution in probably much lower than that; on two of my devices, the default YouTube resolution was 720p. If you're using the YouTube app, be sure to set the "Quality" (in the Settings menu) to 2160p. Of course, this assumes that you have the Internet bandwidth to support 4K video.

"The pandemic really screwed up my plans," said Mary Day. "I’d planned all sorts of travel and associated photo projects, but suddenly that was all shelved when we were urged to shelter in place.

So, how do I salvage what would likely be a whole year in lock down?

I decided to make a year-long project of exploring that path. On each of the 365 days, I shot whatever I could get to, more than 34,000 images total, then I boiled them down to one for each day. I call this body of work The Year of the Pandemic."

In my presentation are some of the images. There is a discussion of this project and the print exhibition and self-published book that arose from it. Mary Day Long is an active NAPfS member. You can see more of her photography at her personal web site.

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