Color at the End of the Tunnel
For decades, Boston’s public transit stations have been a hive of activity with more than a million daily trips. The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic brought all of this to a sudden halt. Ridership declined by 90% virtually overnight. Daily life had been transformed, and even the simple act of taking public transit carried a heavy sadness and sense of hopelessness.
When I photographed in and around the Maverick Square T-Station in East Boston, we were reaching a turning point with the pandemic. Administration of vaccines began rolling out. A sense of hope, a glimmer of color at the end of the tunnel, appeared. Hope was slowly being restored.
This photographic series focuses on the gradual transition through the spring months of 2021. I was particularly interested in the parallel timeline of the change of season and the change in people’s disposition as we were slowly returning to a sense of normalcy.
After a career in high tech, business, and as a French teacher, Eric recently retired to pursue his love of photography and world travel. A constant explorer, Eric discovered his love of photographing people and their environment while travelling to remote locations such as Africa, Southeast Asia and the Arctic. He holds a B.Sc. from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from Northeastern University. Though a native of Ottawa, Canada, Eric is now based in Massachusetts.
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