CRISSY FIELD EAST
Located near East Beach, this location features Community Snapshots showcasing wonder, tranquility, healing, inspiration, and calm, as well as Visual Story winner Yuxing Liu.
People with different backgrounds gathered together to hang out with friends and family, read a book, or just meditate with a beautiful view. I locatried to document this public yet intimate space by taking photos of different people. In the process, like others in the park, I felt like I could finally take a breath of normalcy during this difficult period.
I live in San Jose, California, but often visited San Francisco before the pandemic. I’ve gone to Alamo Square Park several times because of its famous “Painted Ladies” view. It’s always packed with people. During the pandemic I stayed home most of the time, afraid of getting COVID-19. One day I happened to have some errands in San Francisco, and I passed by Alamo Square Park. I thought the park must have been empty, but to my surprise, it had a lot of people as it did before. This piqued my interest, and I started to go back every weekend to observe.
Yuxing Liu is a computer engineer in Silicon Valley who enjoys taking photos of everyday life.