Ashley Gilbertson: "My requiem to the New York that we knew before the pandemic, but also a love letter to the resilient people who never gave up."

March 10, 2021 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

 

Via The New Yok Times

March 10, 2021

black and white photo of a Food line on Allen Street, New York City, August 11, 2020

Food line, Allen Street, New York City, August 11, 2020



The pandemic shattered the city’s economy, affecting people’s homes, livelihoods and wallets. One photojournalist documented the hardships, as both a lament and a tribute.

"I needed to photograph our decimated economy in a way that brought the various elements to life — through the people living it. The resulting photo essay is my requiem to the New York that we knew before the pandemic, but also a love letter to the resilient people who never gave up." -Ashley Gilbertson

View the interactive photo essay here.

Read Ashley Gilbertson's essay here.

More of Ashley Gilbertson's fine art prints here.


Tags: COVID-19 lockdown New York City pandemic photojournalism