This photographic project during the pandemic in 2020, I sought to capture the resilience and unwavering spirit of my fellow New Yorkers as they navigated through unprecedented challenges. Through my lens, I focused on moments of normalcy and positivity amidst the chaos, showcasing the indomitable determination of New Yorkers to keep going, no matter the circumstances.

My chosen hometown of New York City has always been known for its toughness and resilience, and during the pandemic, these qualities were on full display. From essential workers keeping the city running to individuals finding solace in simple joys like outdoor activities or virtual connections with loved ones, I witnessed firsthand the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

Through my photographs, I aimed to celebrate the everyday lives of New Yorkers as they adapted to the new realities imposed by the pandemic. Whether it was neighbors cheering for healthcare workers from their windows, families enjoying outdoor picnics in the park, or artists finding innovative ways to share their work with the world, each image captured a moment of hope and resilience amidst the darkness.

My project serves as a testament to the strength and tenacity of New Yorkers, showcasing their ability to persevere through even the most challenging circumstances. By highlighting moments of joy, camaraderie, and hope, I hoped to inspire viewers and remind them that even in the midst of a crisis, there is always light to be found in the resilience of the human spirit.