Featuring:Matthew Abbott, Saiyna Bashir, Victor J. Blue, Philip Cheung, Woohae Cho, Adam Dean, Lam Yik Fei, Alessandro Grassani, Todd Heisler, Saumya Khandelwal, Andrea Mantovani, Victor Moriyama, Minzayar Oo, Rozette Rago, Andrew Testa, Laetitia Vancon
Curated by: Craig Allen, David Furst, Jeffrey Furticella, Morrigan McCarthy, Mikko Takkunen, Gaia Tripoli
The coronavirus has made scarcity a necessary condition of survival. Over the course of a few days in March, The Times sent out dozens of photographers around the world to capture images of once-bustling public plazas, beaches, fairgrounds, and more. The photographs tell a similar story: emptiness proliferates like the virus.
That emptiness, a public health necessity, can conjure up dystopia, but it also suggests that, by heeding the experts and staying apart, we have not lost the capacity to come together for the common good. These images are haunting, like stills from movies about plagues and the apocalypse, but in some ways they are hopeful.
They remind us that beauty requires human interaction.
Since 1851, the New York Times has been on the ground reporting stories from around the globe that no one else was telling. How we tell those stories has changed, but our mission to seek the truth and help people understand the world has remained constant.
The Great Empty
Featuring: Various Artists
LocationsView Location Details Brooklyn Bridge Park – New Dock Street
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An Evening with The New York Times
New York Times photographers and editors will share highlights from their coverage of some of the year’s most visually compelling stories. Some of the photographers and editors who created Sources of Self-Regard: Self-Portraits From Black Photographers Reflecting on America will discuss their work.Learn More