Visions of the Not Normal: Yanira Fuentes
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, photographer Yanira Fuentes shares very personal images she took a few weeks ago of how COVID-19 has impacted the people and the places she holds dear. Her use of close-up, intimate, almost clausterphobic, framing underscores how this viral outbreak has invaded every aspect of our lives.
My mom has been making masks for our family. She’s sent her masks to California for my aunt as well. This is what shes been doing during quarantine and enjoying it so much. She’s also donated a couple to my job (veterinary clinic).
Everyone was grateful and she continues to want to help keep people safe.
These are some shots I took in NoDa. One of the places where me and friends would come hang out from time to time. Stumbled upon a Billy Jack employee as she was working during the pandemic. — “Support Local”
This pretty much says it all lol. This place has so many memories and fun times. It’s a venue that everyone in Charlotte has been to.
The impact on many local businesses have become beyond unbelievable. To see them continue to push through and look out for local customers and their employees are amazing. That’s love.
Oh, Common Market. This one was very impactful. You never really think about how much a location can mean a lot to you. As a landmark in Charlotte this hold very much importance to community, family, and friends. Seeing it empty was very heartbreaking. But, seeing the boys again was beyond amazing. Regulars love CM. We love Charlotte and we all support each other.