The 15 Things Utahns Can't Live Without During a Pandemic

The 15 Things Utahns Can't Live Without During a Pandemic

A photo storytelling project from CacheARTS, Utah Public Radio, and photographer Maria Ellen Huebner.

Originally a photo storytelling project from CacheARTS, Utah Public Radio, and photographer Maria Ellen Huebner, it has been expanded to include an audio edition of honest reflections from regular people about the objects and things that have mattered most the last two years. This project is an opportunity to pause and reflect. To think back and fully embrace the moments we’ve all lived through, and reflect on what we truly valued. In creating and sharing these images we hope to find the similarities between our experiences, and that then we can feel the strength of community in telling our stories of the 15 things we couldn’t live without during a pandemic.

Listen to these Utahns tell their pandemic stories on Utah Public Radio during Morning Edition and All Things Considered throughout February and March of 2022. Or, listen again at upr.org.

To read more about the photography side of the project and how the idea started, go here.

The photography exhibit is currently on display at The Brigham City Museum of Art & History. You’ll be able to see the project there from February 12th to June 18th. Open Tuesdays-Fridays from 10-5, and Saturdays from 1-5, admission is free.

The images in this exhibit come from the students in Maria Ellen Huebner’s Utah State University Photography 1 class,
community submissions of people across Utah and Cache Valley, including former students of the CacheARTS “Photography and the Art of Seeing” class, and some select images from Maria Ellen Huebner of the children previously featured in her Portrait Porch Project, another photo storytelling project from early in the pandemic.