Christina Hawatmeh - The Year Time Stopped

Thursday, June 30, 7pm CT
In person at Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
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Left Bank Books welcomes St. Louis native and CEO of Scopio
Christina Hawatmeh,
who will discuss and sign her new book 
The Year Time Stopped: The Global Pandemic in Photos
in our store on June 30th at 7pm!
We are so happy to resume in person programming in the store and thrilled to welcome Christina Hawatmeh back to St. Louis!
Hawatmeh will be in conversation with comedian
Brandon Taylor.
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from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
Christina will personalize and sign copies for sale from Left Bank Books.
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Christina Hawatmeh, as CEO of Scopio, overseas vision and growth. She is the founder of the first female founded NFT marketplace, and first photography focused NFT marketplace. Anyone, anywhere can share images and get hired for their creative skills on Scopio in less than three minutes. She was named Top Entrepreneurs to Follow by NY Finance, and featured in CNN, Business Insider, and Forbes. Christina is based between LA and New York.

Brandon Taylor holds the title as the 2018 Smart, Funny and Black winner, St. Louis tour edition, and was a finalist in Helium Comedy Club’s 2020 St. Louis’ Funniest Person Contest.


Curated by the founders of Scopio, a community-based image marketplace, a stunning and unforgettable visual history that captures the world's response to major events that defined 2020: the COVID pandemic and the sweeping movements for racial and social justice.

In 2020, the world experienced massive change. Millions of lives were ended--and millions more upended--by the Covid-19 pandemic. The shocking police killings of Black men and women gave rise to powerful social movements and widespread collective action to rectify centuries of injustice and racism in the United States and globally. Together, these three colossal events tested the resilience of the social fabric bringing us all together.

Attempting to illuminate and make sense of this new reality, photographers from around the world documented these transformational moments as they unfolded. Carefully combing through their archive, the founders of Scopio have curated these photographs to tell the story of the year 2020. It began with a collective sense of isolation and fear to eventually people coming together and protesting the social injustices that were uncovered later that year.

Representing artists from around the globe, The Year Time Stopped seeks to empower us and give credence to the extraordinary circumstances that changed our world. The 200 images in this striking visual collection are indelible, impassioned, and unforgettable. Taken together, they are a singular testament to this unprecedented time.

399 N. Euclid Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
The Year Time Stopped: The Global Pandemic in Photos Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063159518
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: HarperOne - June 21st, 2022