Vega Awards | Canopus Winner

United Kingdom

2020

People Of The Pandemic

Entrant Company

aryjoecreatives

Category

Social Campaign & Series

Client's Name

Sub-Category

Social - Best Use of Stories

People of The Pandemic is a global collaborative photography project, highlighting the humanity that exists behind the headlines of COVID-19. Through portraits and stories, we amplify the voices of everyday heroes in our society who we often take for granted: healthcare workers, supermarket workers, delivery drivers, cleaners, first responders… the people risking their own health to continue servicing our needs. The project started at our local supermarket in the wake of the pandemic, where Jarvis - an employee of the store was still clocking into his shift. After hearing his words, we began to wonder - how are people like him coping during this time? Through Instagram, we connected with other photographers and creatives from lots of different countries, and soon enough a worldwide team was forming. New portraits and stories were being entered from every continent, bringing new perspectives and introducing more people to participate in the movement. Our multinational team now includes 24 creatives across 15 cities, with charters from Estonia to Taiwan, and Melbourne to Yangon. But it doesn’t stop there. Our ambitions for the future involve exhibitions, talks, and publishing a People of the Pandemic book, as well as telling the stories of people affected by the crisis when the pandemic is over. Those who lost loved ones, those who lost their jobs, or the scientists who helped to find a cure. People of the Pandemic exists to set the tone of a new chapter, a culture where everyday people become our new role models.

Credits

Creative Copywriter Joe Watson
Founder of The Worldwide Tribe Jasmine O'Hara
Founder of Do Something For Nothing Joshua Coombes
Designer Camilla Adler
Artist Claire Salvo
Videographer & Photographer Marcus Crook
Videographer Gregory McCann
Artist Karimah Hassan
Creative Sarah Surget
Photographer Leonie May
Photographer Sequoia Ziff
Photographer Adrián Shankar Filho
Photographer Al Noelle Walter
Photographer Victoria Seck
Photographer Raffaella Bichiri
Photographer Vivien Huss
2020
Ukraine

Entrant Company

Zgraya Digital

Category

Website - Best Homepage

2020
United States
Tyler Kennett, Makaylah Wheeler, Spencer DuPuis, David Adkins & Mike Stanley

Entrant Company

WMUL-FM Marshall University

Category

Program

2020
United States

Entrant Company

Taublieb Films

Category

Advertisement

2020
United States

Entrant Company

Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority

Category

Travel / Tourism