UK documentary photographer captures pandemic emotions

In the past few months, photographer and teacher Donna Bridgewater has been working on a documentary project 'Getting through this' (Image credit: Donna Bridgewater)

 During the pandemic, documentary photographer Donna Bridgewater has been creating a project called ‘Getting Through This’. She has been chronicling people's emotions during the coronavirus pandemic to create a conversation about mental health. So far Donna has taken 40 socially-distanced portraits of people in Birmingham.

Donna teaches Photography and Mixed Media at Hereward College, lecturing to students with learning and physical disabilities. She runs a Photography business called Bridgewater Photography, which she created with support of The Prince’s Trust. 

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar,, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.