‘Together Apart: Life in Lockdown’ is a new book by photographer, Jude van Daalen, and journalist, Belinda Jackson, about people in their neighbourhood during lockdown.
Photographed, written and printed in Melbourne, ‘Together Apart’ was conceived during a conversation over the back fence to break the solitude of lockdown. The coffee-table style book features 60 black-and-white portraits of people in their neighbourhood during lockdown. Images include the lollipop lady waiting for the children who never come, a chilling experience of a COVID ward, the families separated by borders. We also read, in their own words, stories from the café owner serving up both caffeine and counselling, the students dreaming of returning to their classrooms after six months of homeschooling, and the children rediscovering the rainbows, ancient trees and fairy gardens in their streets as the world slowed.
‘Together Apart: Life in Lockdown’ is priced at AU$79 and available here to pre-order. It will go on sale from December 1.