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Framing Everyday Life: Stories of Confinement

Collaborative Photography Project

Confinement changes our relationship with space, whether we live alone, in a couple, with roommates or in a family. Each of us develops strategies to get through the crisis by creating inner worlds. What happens to our relationship with the outside world and each other in this situation? Does it only exist through a screen, a window or a half-open door?

As Montreal’s social history museum, the McCord Museum invites you to take part in a collaborative photography project called “Framing Everyday Life: Stories of Confinement.” Participants are asked to document this period of confinement and explore the changes taking place in our relationship with space.

Framing Everyday Life: Stories of Confinement

We would like to know how you see the situation and ask you to share your daily life with us and the Museum community.

While observing the Covid-19 rules, simply send us the following:

  • one or more photographs taken inside your home;
  • one or more photographs taken outdoors near your home.

The photos can be in black and white or colour, depending on your preferences.

How to share your photos?

  • Share your photo on Instagram or Twitter, in public mode, with the hashtag #FramingEverydayLife and tag @museemccord.
  • Or, share your photo on the McCord Museum Facebook Page with the hashtag #FramingEverydayLife.

Give a title to your photo and indicate in which Montreal borough it was taken. You can admire your photos and those of others in the photo gallery housed below.

Photography Assignment

As part of this citizen project, the Museum commissioned a professional photographer to document the pandemic and its individual and collective effects in various Montreal neighbourhoods.

While maintaining a physical distance of at least two metres, Michel Huneault capture what he sees across the city with its unique point of view. This documentary series will be shared with the public and will enrich the Museum’s photographic collection.

See Press Release (PDF)

Would you like to share your experience of the pandemic through other ways? You can also participate in the collection of documentation for the Musée de la civilisation de Québec by answering a new question every week: Documentez la pandémie.

#FramingEverydayLife Gallery

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