Covid-19: A Journey to the Hearts of Amazon Workers

Poyser, Tristan and Marques Maia, Ana (2021) Covid-19: A Journey to the Hearts of Amazon Workers. Publico P3 .

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Abstract

Masked: A portrait of Amazon is a social documentary of the COVID 19 Pandemic. Recorded through a typology of 136 masked portraits of Amazon Associates at Amazon's MAN 3 Fulfillment Center In the North West of England. Associates participated with written comments about the personal impact of the pandemic.

The portraits sit alongside the artists reflection and interpretation of the personal impact and experiences of the pandemic and Lockdown explored through a series of performative portraits and still life photographs of the 64 face masks and ephemera I was provided with whilst working at Amazon.

The typology of 136 portraits comprises of associates from over 25 different nationalities. Participants had worked at Amazon from as little as 2 days, to as much as four years. Each participant was asked to write down two ways they had been affected personally by COVID 19 and Lockdown. This ranged from missing the gym, to close family members dying from COVID-19. The opportunity to document participants' thoughts and feelings gives control of the narrative to the individual participants offering a different agenda to that of the media and politicians, creating a record of people in their own words.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Publico P3
Publisher: Publico
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Departments: Departments > Institute of the Arts > Graphics and Photography
Depositing User: Tristan Poyser
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2021 11:52
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 11:52
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6155

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