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Portraits of Covid-19: Rural Trinidad adjusts to the pandemic

The following snapshots of life during the Covid-19 pandemic were taken by photographer Ghansham Mohammed in Maracas, Manzanilla and Moruga:

Photo: Road to heaven?
The North Coast Road to Maracas Bay is deserted during Covid-19 restrictions on 23 April 2020.
(Copyright Ghansham Mohammed/GhanShyam Photography/Wired868)
Photo: Picture perfect…
Grand Chemin, Moruga looks spotless during the period of Covid-19 restrictions on 23 April 2020.
(Copyright Ghansham Mohammed/GhanShyam Photography/Wired868)
Photo: Finders keepers!
A mongrel examines sargassum seaweed on a beach in Manzanilla during the Covid-19 pandemic on 23 April 2020.
(Copyright Ghansham Mohammed/Wired868)
Photo: Is life still a beach?
A young man strolls along Maracas Bay during the Covid-19 pandemic on 23 April 2020.
(Copyright Ghansham Mohammed/GhanShyam Photography/Wired868)
Photo: A family visits the Penal market for fresh fruits and vegetables on 23 April 2020.
(Copyright Ghansham Mohammed/GhanShyam Photography/Wired868)
Photo: Watermelon vendor Mickey ‘Dallas’ Rambally shares his views on 23 April 2020 about agricultural life and his joy in feeding not only the east coast but the ‘rich people who does drive all de way down here with dey big big cars to buy we watermelon’.
Sadly, Rambally was killed at that same shack, two weeks later, on 3 May.
(Copyright Ghansham Mohammed/GhanShyam Photography/Wired868)
Photo: Hora de jugar?
Some Venezuelan and Trinidadian children pass the time in south Trinidad while their parents are away at work during the Covid-19 pandemic on 23 April 2020.
(Copyright Ghansham Mohammed/GhanShyam Photography/Wired868)
Photo: Can’t be too careful…
A statute of iconic chutney singer Sundar Popo in Debe is given the protection of a face mask during the Covid-19 pandemic on 23 April 2020.
(Copyright Ghansham Mohammed/GhanShyam Photography/Wired868)
Photo: See you soon…
Maracas Bay is deserted, by order of the government, during the Covid-19 pandemic.
(Copyright Ghansham Mohammed/GhanShyam Photography/Wired868)

About Ghansham Mohammed

Ghansham Mohammed
Ghansham Mohammed is a certified event specialist and cultural advocate. He is a photographer and vice-president of The Photographers Guild of Trinidad and Tobago.

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