At the Height of the Pandemic, New York City has become the ground zero of the US COVID-19 crisis, saturating hospital systems with patients and stretching the city’s resources. As PPEs and masks became scarce, the manpower did not. So, New York adopted the pandemic tradition from Italy and Spain, of thanking the first responders and health care workers for their effort to save lives, while putting their very own at risk. As a healthcare worker myself, I was able to document some of the 7 O’clock habit which New Yorkers devotedly fulfill: banging their pans, clapping, shouting and putting out message of gratitude to the various doctors and nurses and essential workers in the city.
Rom is a New York City based Headshot and Portrait photographer in Queens and has a degree in Nursing and background in Physical Therapy, Philosophy and Theology. His experience in photography includes his various works in Australia, Los Angeles and New York for over ten years. He was a professional blogger and web designer and previously worked in IBM and Nestle.