Front Steps Project
Christine Breslin Photography
Ellen Blair, Director of Nursing at The Institute of Living
During the COVID-19 pandemic, families are spending unprecedented amounts of time together while following the “stay at home” directive. Searching for a way to put my expertise to use for the greater good, I was inspired by the “Front Steps Project,” where photographers nationwide document families in front of their houses, from apartment windows, etc. As a photographer specializing in portraiture for decades, this sounded perfect. Taking the idea a step further, I’ve partnered with Foodshare, the Feeding America food bank serving Connecticut’s Hartford and Tolland Counties, to raise money for much needed supplies to keep volunteers and clients safe.
Following CDC recommended physical distancing guidelines, I will use a long lens and protective gear during our 10-15 minute “Front Steps” photo session capturing your family in this historic moment in time. Which can be secured with a donation of $30 or more through the Foodshare website (see options below). They will inform me of the donation and an appointment can be secured on my website HERE.
Let’s have fun – bring examples of how you’re occupying the time, or not, you choose. Because they’re risking their lives, healthcare workers, EMTs and first-responders will be photographed for free.
This is a great way to help Foodshare support its partner pantries in providing for the increased demand caused by the health and economic crisis.
Additional supplies are needed including bags to put food in, gloves, and hand-sanitizer.