A shot in the dark: the photographer capturing human connection during lockdown

With so many of us stuck at home this year, Ruth Medjber’s atmospheric photographs taken through people’s windows struck a chord and have now been put together for a new book and exhibition

8th November, 2020
Ruth Medjber: ‘I pushed myself to find a project that would bring me closer to people, without having to physically be near them.’ Picture: Colm Moore

What did you get up to in the first lockdown? For most people, the answer is some variation on baking bread, cleaning out the house, or streaming vast quantities of Netflix.

For Ruth Medjber, however, the answer is very different. Faced with a sudden loss of income and opportunity, the Dublin-born photographer, who has spent much of her career photographing artists such as Hozier and Arcade Fire on tour, decided to take on a new...

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