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Social Distancing: Photographer Focuses on Uneasy Living

Images of Isolation as Covid-19 Crisis Continues
Karl Nielsen

Transportation is a familiar subject for Berkeley photographer Karl Nielsen, who frequently captures arresting images of highway and transit construction, and routinely illuminates a vibrant Bay Area on the move.

Mr. Nielsen in recent weeks has moved in a different direction, training his lens on a much more muted region transformed by the Covid-19 emergency and orders to eliminate unnecessary travel. Residents' dignity and determination provide the source of light for this collection, chronicling the second week of shelter-in-place instructions in Marin County, San Francisco and the East Bay.

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