More time at home has had a wide range of effects on families across the nation and world. This has been a time to reflect, relearn, and adjust how we interact with ourselves and those around us. With busy schedules being a thing of the past for many, people are rediscovering different ways to connect.
One way for many to reconnect is by picking up a timeless leisure activity, porch sitting. The front steps, porch, and stoops of homes have been an important place for communities over the years. When the weather is good it’s a perfect place for people to gather, build relationships, share stories, and help secure the neighborhood.
During COVID19 different people have been using their gifts, talents, and creativity to not only document changes that people have been making but also to give back. Rachna Agrawal is one that has joined in on this creative wave of documenting this time in families’ lives.
Being inspired by another photographer Rachna started to carry on the #TheFrontStepsProject movement. Which nationwide has raised close to $500,000 to help support local organizations and non-profits including food pantries, hospitals, animal shelters, and more across America.
By taking photos of families on their front doorstep to document this time in history as we are practice social distancing. Rachna is using this to not only connect people but support the local community. Proceeds from the photo sessions held from at least 10ft away are being donated to GRACE to help support the COVID19 Emergency Response. Rachna has been able to raise over $7,000 for GRACE.
To find out more about Rachna and to view the ongoing #TheFrontStepsProject please visit her page here.