Breathe: Covid Stay Home, Burnthouse Lane, Exeter

Michelle Sank’s photographic series ‘Breathe’ was taken in March and April 2020 whilst the artist was isolated from her partner and social group during lockdown. Michelle Sank is an internationally acclaimed social documentary photographer based in Topsham, Exeter.

Michelle Sank said: “I have been documenting – first with social isolation and then with lockdown – how people have managed private and public spaces during Covid on my daily walks in a neighbouring area “Burnthouse Lane” where I live in Exeter, Devon. This is an area that has a strong sense of community. I have been drawn to how people of all ages have negotiated this new way of being and how their interaction with these spaces has unfolded.”

© Michelle Sank

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Digital C-Type colour print on conservation foamboard
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Breathe: Covid Stay Home, Burnthouse Lane, Exeter
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Modern (1945-)
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United Kingdom: England
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Breathe: Covid Stay Home, Burnthouse Lane, Exeter