From the COVID-19 pandemic to the recent wave of protests for racial equality to the transition to remote instruction, everything in this tumultuous time is throwing the lives in Isla Vista into a new normalcy. Here, we present a collection of photos taken by Daily Nexus photographers during the Spring Quarter 2020. In these photographs, we see a dual narrative – one about adapting to life under the pandemic and activism in face of injustice, and another that seeks to carry on with common sights in Isla Vista.


Daily Nexus Photography
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