#IsolationCreation is a creative response to COVID-19 led by American-born, Provence-based photographer Jamie Beck. Beck has committed to creating one piece of original photographic art each day as stay-at-home orders remain in place, and through the process, has been able to produce affordable fine art and inspire a global community of creatives.
Since its inception, Beck has created over 30 original photographs, sold as $50 posters on Jamiebeck.co, and #IsolationCreation has seen over 160,000 submissions of artwork from around the world. Beck shares a recap of the community’s work on her popular Instagram account each day, and details the meticulous creation process of her daily work.
“Each day is a raw expression of my experience, observations and emotions as we navigate through this unknown,” says Jamie Beck. “And ultimately it builds a community of creatives also experiencing similar hardships, and expressing themselves through art.”
As a professional photographer, Beck experienced the cancellation of all upcoming projects, including a solo exhibition of her work planned to open in New York in April. Like millions of others around the globe, she found herself faced with a new financial reality; the livelihood she depended on was indefinitely on hold. Rather than sit idle and allow the situation to control her, it inspired her to empower herself and others through art.
Making fine art affordable, Beck releases a new 18 x 24” poster printed on museum-quality paper each day, priced at $50. A portion of the proceeds from #IsolationCreation poster sales benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Art's COVID-19 Emergency Grants Fund, which supports artists whose performances and exhibitions were canceled due to the global pandemic.
To date, the project has committed over $10,000 to the organization, with thousands of posters sold, and shipped to 65 different countries around the world.
About Jamie Beck
Jamie Beck is a photographer, visual artist, and story-teller who translates the world through her camera lens and social media imprint. A Texas native who began her photography career in New York in 2003, Beck is a social media early adopter often dubbed an “original influencer.”
With her husband and creative partner Kevin Burg, the duo pioneered a new form of photography they called “Cinemagraphs,” many of which have gone viral, garnering millions of views and countless shares. Beck has worked with industry-leading brands including Google, Samsung, Netflix, Disney, Microsoft, Nike and MTV. She has been featured in Adweek Magazine’s “Creative 100” amongst the industry’s top Visual Artists.
In what started as a one year sabbatical from New York to focus on her personal body of work, Jamie now resides full-time in Provence, France with her husband and one-year old daughter Eloise.