New York City: Pandemic, Resilience & Hope

In March 2020, New York City came to a creaking halt. As the COVID-19 Pandemic brought about restrictions, all of us were caged in our homes.

Streets were deserted, subways empty. Times Square looked haunted. Ambulance sirens pierced the silently grieving city. With the murder of George Floyd, protesters filled the once empty city, now roaring with the cries of “Black Lives Matter.” By the end of the election results, the city was celebrating the promise of hope. All of this in less than a year. Although based in New York City, our photographs [these images] reflect global emotions. Someday, hopefully, we will look back and ponder on how we got through this trauma and pain, how we moved on as 2020 makes its way in our history books and becomes a distant past.