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Visions of the Not Normal: Alvin C. Jacobs, Jr.by Alvin C. Jacobs on May 28, 2020
“Yes there are people playing basketball, and going for walks etc. … but. most folks are in the worst financial positions of their adult lives.” – Alvin C. Jacobs, Jr.
The Biscuit and The Charlotte Ledger have partnered up to present our new photo series, “Visions of the Not Normal” — offering views of neighborhoods and communities across the city through the eyes (and lenses) of local photographers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
This week, photo-journalist Alvin C. Jacobs. Jr., who worked with the Harvey B. Gantt Center to create the Welcome to Brookhill exhibit last year, brings us images of the impact of stay-at-home COVID-19 measures has made on that community. He says of these photos:
“Charlotte has changed. Many citizens have never needed food, utility or rent/mortgage assistance. But, with adversity comes change. We’re starting to understand our similarities and the social divides while still present, don’t seem to matter as much as they did before. Charlotte helping Charlotte.”
“In these images from South Tryon Community UMC, you’ll see a religious organization providing free lunches to members of the Brookhill Village community and surrounding area. West Charlotte High School had well over 200 families registered for their food drive. Our city is stepping up in the areas in which we’ve been left to fend for ourselves. Charlotte is creative.”
Next week will feature a different photographer and a different part of the Queen City. If you know of a photographer who would be interested in sharing images from their community in this time, please let us know.