Jenee Cook

Jenee Cook, who has a photography studio in Attleboro, is setting out to take pictures of families on their front steps in an effort to support local businesses, document history.

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ATTLEBORO — In an effort to help promote local small businesses and restaurants, a city photographer is heading out on a project to document these history-making days of the coronavirus.

Jenee Cook, who operates a photography studio on South Main Street, is joining the #thefrontstepsproject.

Cook, 38, following in the footsteps of another photographer, is going to local homes to take photos of families on their front steps, from 10- to 20-feet away with a long lens.

“I’m not going to be in their air or space or whatever,” Cook said, adding that there will be no physical contact.

She's not charging for the photos.

The only thing participants have to do is to post their #thefrontstepsproject photo on social media with an uplifting message to their neighbors.

They also have to make a donation or purchase from a local business or restaurant or buy an online gift card.

“It really is going to document history,” Cook said. “This is the time of quarantine we will tell our grandchildren about.”

Cook has been a professional photographer for seven years and opened a studio at 1182 South Main St. in January.

David Linton may be reached at 508-236-0338.

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