We are sending this issue to press mid-April, and the world is amidst a pandemic; the virus called Covid-19 has touched every continent. As families come together to shelter in place, as client sessions and sales meetings abruptly halt, photographers everywhere are reaching for their cameras to record this extraordinary moment.
Because Click magazine exists to inspire and support women in photography, our mission is more acute and urgent than ever. With this issue, we wanted to deliver comfort, community, grace and inspiration. Much of the original content planned for the issue was shelved or reimagined, thanks to a team of talented and lightning-fast contributors.
Some stories were transformed by the all-encompassing effects of the virus. Artist Amy Grace contracted double pneumonia soon after submitting her article. Gravely ill for more than six weeks in March and April, Amy shared that her doctors suspected coronavirus. Thankfully, Amy’s strength is returning, but her harrowing experience underlines every word of her feature on p. 78 as she entreats us to create through our most painful experiences.
At a moment fraught with fear and uncertainty, we photographers are trying to divine meaning when so little seems to make sense anymore. We see our community striving to document and translate the heroism, anguish and exquisite humanity around us. In times like these, our team at Click & Company remains focused on the well-being of our readers and our artistic community and hope you and your family stay safe, healthy and whole.
IN THIS ISSUE:
- 92 pages, full color, perfect bound
- Photographer Christine Keegan’s diary while quarantined in China
- Amy Grace: Tell the Truth. Our pain can be our superpower
- Sarah Wilkerson: A creative exercise in visualizing what you hear
- Movement: Unlocking the secrets to poetry in motion
- Finding your voice through still life by Kim Bear
- 23 Unexpected places to create photos at home