In the popular french children’s book “Le Petit Prince” by Antoine de Saint, there is a famous quote that, translated into english, reads, “it is only with the heart that one sees rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” In a world under quarantine due to COVID-19, the term “essential” has been used to determine the boundaries of American’s new normal. The famous words of de Saint are the influence behind this photo series; each image exemplifies an essential part of life that may not seem important at first glance, but matters on an individual level. The title of each photograph reflects the essential thing each photo captures.
VANNELLA, MAIRI – There is, quite literally, hardly a person in the world whose personal life or career hasn’t been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. School buildings are closed for extended periods, everyone who isn’t an essential worker is working from home, and shoppers have lost their collective minds over toilet paper (even though the […]
By Anne Cox I’m a graduating senior in the class of 2020 at Texas State University. In the very early stages of coronavirus, before there were even a lot of confirmed cases in the US, I remember thinking that there was no possible way that it would get to this level. It felt far away, […]
by Roman Ysaguirre In early March, college campuses across the United States responded to the coronavirus pandemic by canceling club meetings, sporting events and in person class sessions. Texas State University responded within the same time frame. With rapidly updating information, it can become disorientating and overwhelming. This video serves as a reminder of the […]