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Positive photos help Milwaukee cope with COVID-19 stress

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Positive photos help Milwaukee cope with COVID-19 stress

Positive photos help Milwaukee cope with COVID-19 stress

Patrick Chaves, a student at Milwaukee Area Technical College, has been spending his time photographing what he calls "the faces of COVID-19."

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TMJ4 NEWS LAUNCHED "THEREBOUND MILWAUKEE" TO HELP YOUMANAGE THE PRESSURE OF THISPANDEMIC.

AND CREATING SOMEPOSITIVITY IN YOUR DAILYROUTINE... CAN BE AS SIMPLE ASLOOKING AT A IMAGE.

PETEZERVAKIS JOINS US WITH THATSTORY ...WHAT STARTED AS A CLASSPROJECT FOR ONE M-A-T-CSTUDENT... QUICKLY BECAME AWAY TO SPREAD POSITIVITYACROSS MILWAUKEE.THESE ARE THE FACES OFCOVID-19.

EACH ONEPHOTOGRAPHED WEARING A MASK...AND DISPLAYED ON PATRICKCHAVES' INSTAGRAM PAGE.

BUTCHECK OUT WHAT HAPPENS WHENYOU SWIPE EACH PHOTO: 3:42 itwas cool to see the revealbehind the mask 3:52 it's like- woah - you have a greatsmile!

It made my day PATRICKTOOK THE PHOTOS FOR A CLASS ATMILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICALCOLLEGE.

BUT EVEN AFTER HECOMPLETED THE PROJECT... HEKEPT SNAPPING AWAY.

HE'S NOWPHOTOGRAPHED MORE THAN 60PEOPLE... AND HERE'S WHY ALLARE IN BLACK AND WHITE: 6:15 igot rid of the chaos of allthe colors, stuff like that,and just focused on the humanbeings - the subjectsthemselves CHAVES HOPES THESMILES IN THE PICTURES WILLINSPIRE MILWAUKEEANS - MANY OFWHOM HAVE FALLEN ON HARD TIMES- TO SMILE TOO.

AND LAKIESHARUSSELL - FOUNDER OF THEEVOLVING CHAIR - SAYS ARTWORKIS ONE WAY PEOPLE CAN ADD SOMEPOSITIVITY TO THEIR LIVESDURING THIS PANDEMIC.... EVENIF YOU'RE DOING IT FOR 5 TO 10MINUTES A DAY 4:42 (PZ) is itpowerful that such a smallchunk of your day can make abig difference?

It is!

Andpeople assume i have to haveall this time to practice selfcare - but it's no, literally,5 minutes that you can dosomething for yourself torefill your cup PATRICKSAYS... AS MILWAUKEEREBOUNDS... HE HOPES PEOPLEWILL KEEP SMILING.

4:43 theyseem happy to take off themask - they seem free SOHERE'S YOUR REBOUND RUNDOWN:-POSITIVE ARTWORK... LIKEPHOTOGRAPHY... CAN HELP YOUMANAGE THE PRESSURE OFCOVID-19 - EVEN IF YOU'RE ONLYSPENDING 5 TO 10 MINUTES A DAYWITH IT - RUSSELL SAYS OTHERGOOD STRESS RELIEVERS: INCLUDEMEDITATION, PRAYER, MUSIC, ANDENJOYING THE OUTDOORS.PATRICK SHOT ALL THOSE IMAGESWITH A LONGER LENS... SO HEWAS ABLE TO MAINTAIN SOCIALDISTANCING REQUIREMENTS.THANKS PETEAND IF YOU'RE STUGGLING TO PAYYOUR BILLS, NEED A LINK TOFILE UNEMPLOYMENT, OR NEEDHELP COPING-- HEAD TO TMJ4 DOTCOM SLASH REBOUND FORRESOURCES TO HELP YOU MOVEFORW




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