Six Feet is a collaborative photography project that began as an urgent call to photographers everywhere to share personal and intimate images from within this time of social distancing and confinement. Very quickly, we have grown into a community-of-practice. At the heart of this project is a passion for photography, a belief in the transformative power of the medium, and a genuine desire to foster the creative lives of photographers of all levels.
Since early April, the Six Feet project has been a gateway to community. With support from the Click! PIC Grant, we have hosted forums, practice groups, artist talks, and calls-for-engagement. Most importantly, photographers of all levels have come together to share their works in progress and support each other. For many of us, photography offered a way to find personal meaning and voice in this raw and vulnerable time.
As restrictions begin to lift, we are working together as a community to bring the photographs and content created out into the physical world. The Six Feet project has received photo submissions from over 75 countries and has hosted over 40,000 visits to our website. A testament, we believe, to the power of photography to connect us.
This curated selection of images is a very small sampling of Six Feet content gathered over the last six months including galleries, special features, and images posted to Instagram using our hashtag, #lifeatsixfeet. We encourage you to check out our website at https://sixfeet.photography/ and celebrate visual democracy with us by following and engaging with #lifeatsixfeet on Instagram.
At Six Feet, we believe that the power of photography is apparent, both because of the images we make, and the people we become through the act of making. We hope these images inspire you to pick up a camera and share your own lived experiences.