During these challenging times, artists continue to find new subject matter, even when very close to home. Felton Communications and Marketing Associate Auey Santos, who is also an award-winning professional photographer, began a pandemic photo diary in response to the COVID-19 shelter in place orders.

“My pandemic photo diary started as a way to express myself through images, since I failed to find the words to express my disbelief about what was happening around me,” she writes. “Photographically, the self-assigned challenge was to shoot with one camera, and one lens and no post-processing. But what I’m learning is to shift my perspective, pause and look at my surroundings with open eyes, an open mind, and an open heart.”

Auey’s photos were featured in the article, “Stuck at Home? How to Find Awe and Beauty Indoors” by Jake Eagle and Michael Amster, published in the online magazine Greater Good.

Two of Auey’s photos: captioned: ’It’s business as usual for Commander Cody. Everyday has become ‘bring -your-human-to-work’ day.” and “A lettuce sprout. Hope. And future food source.” are included here.

Auey Santos Photography, It’s business as usual for Commander Cody. Everyday has become ‘bring -your-human-to-work’ day

“It’s business as usual for Commander Cody. Everyday has become ‘bring -your-human-to-work’ day” Photo © Auey Santos Photography


Photo © Auey Santos Photography, “A lettuce sprout. Hope. And future food source.”

“A lettuce sprout. Hope. And future food source.” Photo © Auey Santos Photography

We encourage everyone to celebrate beauty and awe wherever you find it.

About Felton Institute: Founded in 1889, Felton Institute responds to human needs by providing cutting edge, evidence-based mental health and social services that transform lives. Felton Institute is a tax-exempt organization registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit under EIN 94-1156530.

Offering more than 50 acclaimed and honored programs that address homelessness, mental health, prenatal, adolescent, adult and senior needs, Felton Institute provides services in San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Marin, and Monterey counties.

Felton is named for its social services pioneer and executive director Dr. Katharine “Kitty” Felton who was called the ”conscience of San Francisco” and was committed to ensuring that children and families in crisis have access to social services and resources in order to help them build upon their inherent strengths and develop self-sufficiency. www.felton.org

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