Portraits in a Pandemic by Sam Gavins Photography

Published in aid of Winchester Hospice – Summer 2020

Sam Gavins is a professional wedding photographer.  The lockdown meant the cancellation of all her bookings for months ahead so instead she decided to record the effects of the pandemic on a cross section of Winchester’s residents in words and photographs, and to publish them in a book to raise money for the Winchester Hospice which is currently being built.

This beautiful book, which Sarsen Press helped her to produce, is the result of her work.  None of us have ever lived through a time like this before, and whatever our experience was of lockdown we probably all hope that it never happens again.  In Sam’s photographs, and the words of the people she has pictured, is the tragedy, the boredom, the frustration, the creativity, the freedom – the whole diversity of individual and family responses to an unprecedented crisis.  

We don’t know how these past months will change our lives, and the way our city, our country and our world might function in the future, but change there will be, and this book will be a valuable historical record of what life was like in one town during those critical months when nothing seemed secure or certain any more.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the book please message Sam via www.samgavinsphotography.com