"A Lock Made By Covid"
Location: Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Date: December 2021
Photographer: Lucy/Junshu Li
Affiliation: Undergraduate Student
Home Country: China
Award: Honorable Mention
2023 International Photography Exhibition
"The picture's title, "A Lock Made By Covid," aptly reflects the situation captured in the image. This photograph was taken during the height of the "ZERO-COVID" policy when many domestic residents found themselves confined to their rooms, permitted to venture outdoors only for essential needs. The central figure in the image is the owner of a lock shop. A government propaganda sign prominently displayed on the wall advises, "Wear a mask and maintain social distance."