As a photographer, this critical moment in our nation’s history was both compelling and challenging. I generally subscribe to an “up close and personal” approach to photography. The pandemic called for greater distance out of concern for my own health, as well as a respect for those around me. The tension between too much and too little distance became more acute as New Yorkers filled the streets in protest. I felt at once the urgency of peaceful solidarity and a dread of the virus’ hidden threat. I chose to err on the side of maintaining distance, neither wholly safe nor satisfactory for capturing the raw emotion of the crowd.
The images are one person’s diary of a moment in our nation’s history like no other during my lifetime. They remain, at least for now, a work in progress.
“Jean Ross is a California-born photographer currently based in Brooklyn, NY. She photographs places and the people who live in them.”
Archival inkjet print
18 inches x12 inches matted and framed to 18 inches x 24 inches available in store additional 18x12 prints are available from the artist for $300
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