Pandemic Peace and Promise Photo Project

Pandemic Peace and Promise Photo Project

A community-wide project for posterity! It’s been a year since the pandemic upended our lives. Let’s mark that occasion by documenting what’s brought us peace and helped us maintain our sense of promise during this strange time. What’s brought you hope and peace? Pictures of our graduating seniors planted on the lawn of Town Hall? Walks in the forest? Baking? Food drives?

Reading Public Library is working with local educator Sherri VandenAkker to create a digital archive of these photos. She hopes to print them in a book and to put together a traveling collection as well. Please fill out a release and get info about submitting your image here: PandemicPeacePhotos

Submissions welcome through June 4th, 2021.  To learn more, email PANDEMICPEACEPHOTOS@GMAIL.COM.

With appreciation to the North of Boston Library Exchange and the Reading Public Library for their support, research assistance, and partnership and to the Reading Cultural Council for funding aspects of this project.


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