Sharing moments of isolation via Instagram


Clothes drying on an inside hanger, golden sunsets, a postman in mid-delivery, and an elderly couple embracing – these are some of the images emerging from peoples’ experience of self-isolation, which are being curated and share under the Instagram project Mass Isolation Australia (or #massisolationAUS).

Curated by the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, the Mass Isolation project asks viewers in Australia, and most pertinently, at least right now, in Melbourne, to share their photographs of self-isolation with the tags #massisolation and #massisolationAUS. From here, the specially created Mass Isolation Aus Instagram then shares a selection of these images – it’s a humble and poignant way to come together, via photography, during this moment.

Below, we’ve gathered a selection of images shared via the project, showing intimate moments of isolation. Find out how you can participate in the project.

Preview Words by Tiarney Miekus