Sep 7, 2020
Daily life during a devastating pandemic—something nearly no one alive has ever experienced before—is captured poignantly and artistically by Bill Hayes in his new book, How We Live Now: Scenes from the Pandemic. Today we catch up with the author and street photographer to learn about how the book was conceived, what inspired it, and how it was able to be published in record time.
He and Katy discuss how the world changed almost overnight, and yet how, the early days of the pandemic already seem like a distant memory. He talks about things that are simply no longer a part of our lives, something as simple as shaking hands with a stranger or kissing a friend on the cheek, as well as all the things that make up our new normal: quiet streets, masked people, socially distanced meet-ups. He even shares an excerpt from the book in which he marvels about the uncanny silence on the streets of Manhattan.
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