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Send Us Your Photos Of The End Of 'Normal' 2020 And The Beginning of The Pandemic

An illustration using photos from before and after the pandemic began.
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After nearly a year, it's easy to forget how suddenly the COVID-19 pandemic upended our lives. But looking back through the photos on our phones can show just how quickly everything changed.

The ask is simple: Send us your last photo of "normal life" in 2020 and your first pandemic photo. And tell us a little about what was going on inside your head at the time. We'll compile these photos into a video that tells the story of that big moment of realization: the pandemic is happening and it's happening to me. We plan to follow up with a few of you to record short interviews of your exceptional stories.

Submit your photos here

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Nick Michael
Nick Michael is the Acting Supervising Editor for Video at NPR. He joined NPR in 2014 as the lead video producer for Jazz Night in America, NPR's first program with companion radio and video content. Jazz Night's 2017 portfolio earned a Peabody nomination and a Webby Award for Online Film & Video. Since then, he has co-managed the growth of NPR's award-winning video team, highlights of which include co-crafting the look of NPR's signature interviews with President Obama, leading NPR's experimentation with 360 video and audio and coordinating 22 filmmakers across the country to document 2017's solar eclipse. Before NPR, Michael co-founded 1504, a creative video studio now based in Birmingham, Ala. He earned a masters in photojournalism at the Missouri School of Journalism.