New York as Never Before Photo Essay

By Johnny Detroit


HAVANA TIMES – The Covid-19 pandemic is visually represented as a collage of images which capture a range of people and diverse moments.  During quarantine, many New Yorkers’ lives changed in unimaginable and transformative ways. 

Images of emptiness and an abandoned cityscape powerfully mark this historic time.  A grim stillness replaced the city’s dynamic tempo and rhythm. 

Almost overnight, life on the streets came to a grinding halt as New York decongested more completely than anywhere else in the United States.  

These photographs were taken between March and May, 2020 and are offered as a tribute to those New Yorkers who remained in the city during this epic period.

(Click on an image to display the gallery.)