Following a deeply personal loss, Donna Bridgewater, a photographer and lecturer based in Birmingham, United Kingdom, started a local photography project that captures strangers on the street revealing their personal thoughts and feelings on living in a pandemic world.

The project, titled “Getting Through This,” intends to “create a conversation about mental health,” as strangers hold up a board of messages, both deeply honest and inspiring, to help people compartmentalize their feelings and put them into words.

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