“A City Ruptured” with Ashley Gilbertson and Renee Melides

March 21, 2021 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography



black and white photograph of steam on Third Ave, Midtown East, September 30, 2020

Photo by Ash Gilbertson / VII for The New York Times.
 Third Ave, Midtown East, September 30, 2020

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Date: Monday, March 22, 2021

09:00-10:15AM EDT

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Join NY Times Editor Renee Melides and VII Photographer Ashley Gilbertson to discuss "A City Ruptured" on March 22 at 9 AM EDT.

The duo will discuss their year of COVID-19 coverage in New York City, the concepts behind the work, the production of a months-long story, and the importance of collaboration on projects.

Renee Melides

Renee Melides is a Photo Editor at The New York Times and is currently based in New York. Renee also worked for The Times in both their London and Hong Kong bureaus. Prior to this, she was the Deputy Photo Editor at Monocle Magazine in London.

Ashley Gilbertson

Ashley Gilbertson is an Australian photographer and writer living in New York City widely recognized for his critical eye and unique approaches to social issues. Gilbertson is a member of the VII Agency, a frequent contributor to The New York Times, and a collaborator with the United Nations.


View the exhibition "History Now" featuring several of Ashley Gilbertson's photographs.

View a selection of Ashley Gilbertson's prints


Tags: Covid COVID-19 New York City New York lockdown photojournalism