POTD: Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times
Shonto, Arizona
2022

The Navajo people seemed to take masking during the pandemic more seriously than any area I’ve seen off reservation, and for good reason as they’ve suffered a very high rate of fatalities from covid-19. Their concern and diligence is shown in some of the photos posted on the abandoned buildings on Highway 160. Some information I read about the Painted Desert Project that produced and installed them seemed to indicate it was started during the pandemic both as a way of expressing concern but also as a means of giving some folks a safe program to be a part of during the pandemic shutdowns and restrictions.