SARA BURNETT and REGINA GARCIA CANO Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Artist Obi Uwakwe was driving through Chicago's empty streets, camera on his lap to document life during COVID-19, when he saw something that made him stop: a casket being carried out of a church while a few mourners stood by, their faces covered. The 43-year-old raised his camera and took a photograph. Later, it would become one of the images Uwakwe used to create paintings inspired by the pandemic. "To see maybe six people there, everyone wearing a mask," he said, "it brought everything together." Around the world, people like Uwakwe are creating photographs, paintings, emails, journals and social media posts that will shape how the world remembers the coronavirus pandemic for years and centuries to come. Museums
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