The Love in the Time of Coronavirus Project

J.P. Spicer-Escalante’s The Love in the Time of the Coronavirus Project documents how people have relied upon important relationships in their lives to alleviate the feelings of stress and dismay due to required social-distancing protocols and subsequent spikes in COVID-19 cases in our state.

The project includes 39 portrait photographs of a diverse group of Cache Valley residents paired with text from the participants (in both English and Spanish) describing their experiences during the current health crisis. The participants wear masks, gloves, and clothing that they feel represents their COVID-19 experience while posing with loved ones and pets outside or in their homes, showing how their lives continue to progress in spite of the coronavirus.

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01 Lucía Martin
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2 pets, “Yasná,” “Izta” —18 April
02 María Luisa and J.P. Spicer-Escalante

02 María Luisa and J.P. Spicer-Escalante

2 pets, “Yasná,” “Izta” —18 April

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1 pet, “Buddha” —19 May
03 Nicole Burnard

03 Nicole Burnard

1 pet, “Buddha” —19 May

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1 pet, “Bingo” – 24 May
04 Madelin, Seneca, Beth, and Ron Stagg
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24 May
05 Christine and Ricardo Ramirez
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2 pets, “Dino,” “Monkey” – 25 May
06 Claudia, Eva, and Tim Wright

06 Claudia, Eva, and Tim Wright

2 pets, “Dino,” “Monkey” – 25 May

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1 pet, “Zane” – 25 May
07 Li Guo

07 Li Guo

1 pet, “Zane” – 25 May

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1 pet, “Smokey” – 27 May
08 Celina, Kim, Celine, and Jeff Wille
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1 pet, “Hodor” – 28 May
09 Marisela Martinez-Cola, David Cola, Greg Cola
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29 May
10 Juan Villalba and Beatriz Rodríguez Villalba
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29 May
11 Aline, Chandler, Shane, and Alicia Allen
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2 June
12 Pam and David Hole
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4 June
13 Dawn and Matt Hansen
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4 June
14 Berta Martín Papperitz and Daniel Spicer-Escalante
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1 pet, “Violeta” – 5 June
15 Marina and Sergio Bernal

15 Marina and Sergio Bernal

1 pet, “Violeta” – 5 June

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5 June
16 Beatriz Giganto, Matías Zúñiga Giganto, Oliver Zúñiga Giganto, and Manuel Zúñiga
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9 June
17 Cleber, Jana, Pedro, Débora, and Calebe Quadros
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9 June
18 Chaz and María López-Izatt
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9 June
19 Frank, Kennedy, Maleah, Kendra, Connor, and Pierce Schofield
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1 pet, “Orson”—10 June
20 Lynne McNeill and Stephen VanGeem
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11 June
21 Joaquín Ochoa and María Tamariz
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12 June
22 Rebecca and Roger Coulombe
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23 Sherrie Mitchell and Michelle Gerencser
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14 June
24 Dennis and Janice Brown
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16 June
25 Jim and Julie Huppi
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18 June
26 Joseph Ward and Susan Grayzel
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21 June
27 Shelly and Eduardo Ortiz
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22 June
28 Noelle Cockett
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24 June
29 Lucille Hansen
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3 July
30 Adrianne and Aiden Moore (2 pets, “Arthur,” “Shakira”)