Pat Seman
Covid and Amsterdam Photos

For 33 years, Pat Seman has lived in a street that ends at the Amstel River. Every morning she walks along the river and sometimes takes photos with her Samsung smartphone, an SM-G930F. Since Covid, the river path has become much busier with people of all ages exercising, walking, and jogging. As a result, the grass verges have been worn away, as well as the usual spring flowers. River cafes have also been closed; their terraces empty. Seman took the photos of the social distancing poster and electronic message board in March 2020. Her photo of the ice-covered Amstel is from February 2021, contrasted with one a month later, at the beginning of spring.

Pat Seman City of Amsterdam Social Distancing Poster, photo, 2020


Pat Seman, Electronic Social Distancing Sign, Amstel River, photograph, 2020


Pat Seman, View of the Amstel, February 2021, photograph, 2021


Pat Seman, View of the Amstel, March 2021, photograph, 2021