In March 2020, we all faced something we’d never dreamed of or imagined before: within weeks - maybe even days - our normal daily lives changed with a global pandemic. One day we were going to work, school, and enjoying the spring cherry blossoms, and the next we were forced inside and apart from almost everyone we knew. The next few months were spent adjusting our routines, trying to stay connected to those we cared about, and watching things change right in front of our eyes. We were more connected through common experience than ever, but often alone or isolated in our glass bubbles.

Ryan Walter Wagner an artist and photographer from Vancouver, BC, created portraits to capture that very unique and challenging moment in time; he visited people in their homes and took socially distant portraits of them and their families, often through glass or “the window”. Some of these photos have now been collected in a new self-published book, titled “Through the Window”.

This 60-page, full colour book of more than 100 photos is available to order online now, and will be stocked in select local Vancouver stores soon. A portion of proceeds with be donated to the DTES Response Fund in Vancouver.

Purchase the Through the Window book: HERE