Mask Queens: Mixing fear with fantasy

The Mask Queens photo essay originated by one of the creator's friends, who let loose an image of her stylised mask for her first day back at work
Curated By: Mexy Xavier
Published: Jul 23, 2020
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What began as a regular group chat with friends ended up being a creative exercise on conjuring up homemade masks to step out into the world as it is now. Masks, an essential tool for protection primarily used in the health sector, have gained an unprecedented importance for people due to Covid-19. The human race has seen epidemics, endemics and pandemics since its evolution. The only way to escape Covid-19 yet, is the mask. 

The pictures represent the convergence and overlap of practical necessity and fantasy and expectations.