Initially conceived as a set of postcards, “Greetings from Pandemic Island” evolved into a pictorial bridge between the 1918-19 influenza and COVID-19 pandemic. Spanning a centennial, the series documents these crises by questioning personal and collective responsibility, humanity and gross indifference but also highlights new and long existing layers of racial and socioeconomic disparities catalyzed by the current pandemic.
Pandemic mementos from one of the most affected areas on the planet is ironic –the disproportionate loss of life on this urban island has thoroughly altered the psycho-synthesis of its inhabitants in ways we are still unable to grasp. But for a while, if not on the front lines, the most one could do was to express appreciation for those who were. That and trying to somehow put fear and isolation on paper.