This photo essay shot in September 2020 aims to document all those involved in the sequencing of COVID-19 at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, from software development trying to handle the immense volume of information, to those actually in the labs themselves.
Photographed on campus and at home, I want to create a portrait of the environments ordinary people are working in to better understand the epidemic that has hit the world in 2020.
From scientific equipment down to a teaspoon I want these images to show the normality in something that is so immense, many of us find it hard to comprehend.
Maybe with mundane detail mixed in, it helps us remember that pandemics and illness are part of everyday nature that we need to understand in order to live with.
Thanks to the Sanger Institute for inviting me in to document such an historic point in history.