In March, C. Zawadi Morris set out to gather first-person narratives of as many subjects as possible across Brooklyn for The COVID-19 Writers Project. The multimedia project captured 10 stories on video, through Zoom calls, to represent our digital thumbprint as a society yearning to connect despite social distancing.
Can this many people be sick? This is the beginning. This is the first night the ambulances wake me up, but it will not be the last.
For two months, I laid on my couch tortured by what I could’ve and should have done.
The pandemic reminded us all that not only are we stronger together, but that our fates are intertwined in this globally connected world like never before.
Mateo Ruiz González photographed what the response to the coronavirus pandemic looked like on the streets of Brooklyn.
What does recovery and reopening look like across Brooklyn during the pandemic? Mateo Ruiz González captured images of Brooklyn's streets in this COVID-19 Writers Project photo essay.
The coronavirus pandemic was accelerating. More tests were needed. More personal protective equipment was needed. Food supplies were depleting. Prices for essential products skyrocketed. Hysteria was setting in.
The pandemic underscored long-standing inequalities in American society. It also created scores of new social activists in Generation Z ready to become the leaders of tomorrow.
When COVID-19 cases spiked in March, officials encouraged extreme vigilance with social distancing. At the same time, residents were beginning to see the failures and strengths of their government's crisis response.
A report released in April found that Black and Hispanic New Yorkers were dying from COVID-19 at almost twice the rate of white New Yorkers.
Out of the pandemic came many valuable lessons and, at the same time, many hard truths. Would these lessons become opportunities for a new way forward?
In late April, the City was in the eye of the storm. Residents understood the physical impact of the virus, but up until that moment, few would have guessed the profound toll it would take on mental health.