By Catherine Bares:
New Orleans: French Quarantine 2020
Surfing social media during the COVID-19 pandemic, I stumbled across many photographers capturing empty streets due to city shutdowns. I reached out to a New Orleanian, G Douglas Adams, who was producing some haunting photographs of our empty city.
Douglas did a great job capturing the effects of the pandemic in these once-in-a-lifetime still shots.
New Orleans is world-renowned for its distinct music, Creole cuisine, celebrations, and festivals. During the Pandemic shutdown, we missed out on many festivals that draw people from around the world. New Orleans Jazz Fest was one of the many festivals canceled in 2020. These pictures were taken during a time New Orleans would normally be flooded with people.
Las Vegas Shelter in Place
Here is something you don't see every day: empty streets in Las Vegas.
I have visited Las Vegas twice in my life. It was a hustle and bustle kind of city. People were everywhere, traffic was at a standstill, noise levels were off the charts. I cannot imagine what it was like to walk the streets of Vegas during the pandemic.
Chicago - Quarantine 2020