Alison Laredo

Mayo photographer Alison Laredo capturing the many images of Covid-19 era

Award-winning Mayo photographer Alison Laredo has been very busy since the outbreak of Covid-19 in March.

The eagle-eyed camera-woman is held in very high regard within the media for her ability to consistency capture ordinary life scenes from a different perspective.

The vast changes that the virus brought to people's lives provided her with no shortage of material for her weekly Covid-19 pictorial diary in The Connaught Telegraph.

Here is a selection of her images.

Maura Walsh at the social distancing dancing in the street disco in McHale Road, Castlebar.
19 year old Emma Barrett is home from studying law in England due to Covid-19 and is helping on her dad’s farm. Billie the lamb lost his mother and Emma is hand feeding him.
Ger, Pauline and Koby Deere pictured before Councillor Ger Deere cycled 100km within a 2km radius of his home for Mayo Pink Ribbon as the popular event was cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
21 year old Emma Horan from Breaffy is using some of her free time as she is home from College in Dublin to grow food with her family. Planting food crops at home has grown in popularity in Ireland during the pandemic.
While there hasn’t been much traffic on the roads one year old Jacob McManaman took to the highway with his new car and his dad Jason.
Noel Barrett owns a scaffolding company and also farms sheep part time. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions there is no scaffolding going on so Noel is busy on his farm as this is lambing season and Noel gets great help from his sheepdog Jess.
Blowing bubbles at the Mall in Castlebar were cousins Kelly and Leah MacDonald and Ella and Eva Stensen.
Conor, Webster, Fish and Adrian stop for a socially distanced chat at the Mall in Castlebar.
Fiona Ryan and Christina Hobson at the very popular Tara Cafe in Castlebar.
Cousins Vince Mularkey and Eli Beirne met up to play for a while at the Mall in Castlebar after not seeing each for a few weeks.