Ground Zero: Life in New York City's Covid Lockdown
Project info

In March of 2020, New York City found itself the epicenter of the Covid 19 Pandemic. A total lockdown gripped the city, the eerie silence offset by a constant wail of sirens. Refrigerated trucks lined up outside every hospital and morgue to handle the overwhelming death, a gruesome sight against the backdrop of a gentle spring. This situation only accelerated and highlighted the devastating economic inequality of our time, and the absence of our normal routines ripped the veil from our eyes. Those of us, that is, who stayed.

As each of us grappled to process our rapidly changing new reality, I did so the only way I know how: Through my lens. With these photographs I aim to share the sensory atmosphere of the city at that time -- an unrepeatable, surreal moment at the center of the global storm.