Neil O. Lawner, Masked in Manhattan

Exhibition Dates: November 12 – December 5, 2021

New York City and the entire world were severely impacted by the Covid pandemic which began in early 2020.  By March 2020 masks were mandated for everyone by order of the governor. Starting around that time I began a photographic project to document the impact that this devastating pandemic had on the residents of Manhattan.  

This exhibit shows New Yorkers carrying on with their day-to-day activities with grit and determination even though the city was enduring a crisis not seen since the influenza pandemic, over one hundred years ago.