COVID-19 Pandemic, A Collections of Photographs by a Professor and Her Students.
March 2020 saw the New York metro area quickly morph into a new world due to the severe economic and health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the struggle to contain the virus, stores closed, streets and subways emptied, and the concept of the six-foot distance rule became the new norm.
As an adjunct professor of photography at various colleges in NYC, I saw this unique and horrible moment as an opportunity to use photography as a transformational tool by creating a collective online exhibition of photographs taken by my students and me. As we build this collection of photos regarding the pandemic, we are able to share our experiences and emotions through our imagery.
Our photographic perspective of this crisis is not as outsiders looking in but rather as active participants of what is happening to the world around us.