Hope Wanted: Photos Document New York City Under Quarantine

Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine
Kay Hickman

Catherine “Cat” Carnes, a registered nurse from Oklahoma, came to Brooklyn to volunteer after seeing “the news day after day and watching the nurses literally cry out for help in New York City.”

The New-York Historical Society presents Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine, a special free outdoor exhibition documenting the experiences of New Yorkers across the five boroughs during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, on view August 14 – November 29, 2020. Curated by writer Kevin Powell and photographer Kay Hickman, Hope Wanted features more than fifty photographs by Hickman and twelve audio interviews with the photographs’ subjects conducted by Powell, gathered during the team’s intensive two-day odyssey across the city on April 8–9, 2020. The exhibition takes place in New-York Historical’s rear courtyard, located at West 76th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, providing an open-air environment for visitors to view the exhibition and contemplate the impact of COVID-19 on New York City.

Event Information
Start Date: August 14, 2020
End Date: November 29, 2020
Venue: New-York Historical Society

Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine