Jeenah Moon
Jeenah Moon is a photographer based in New York. This project is about the new normal in New York during the pandemic. At the start of 2020, people had a lot of hope for the new decade. However, something happened that no one expected—the outbreak of COVID-19. The pandemic has demonstrated the interconnected nature of our world, and that no one is safe until everyone is safe. New York, nicknamed “The City That Never Sleeps,” has been on pause for nearly three months. The streets have become eerily quiet. Businesses have closed their doors. Public places that were usually packed are now virtually empty. Jeenah went around New York City, photographing what it looks like during the pandemic. It’s been almost three months since the COVID-19 outbreak, but people are still experiencing isolation. They want life to return back to normal so they can go to work again and meet up with their friends. These works represent the “new normal” That Jeenah has witnessed throughout this time in NY.