The Bookmark Portraits
With the schools closed and the city on lockdown because of the coronavirus outbreak, my first-grade son experienced big changes. Our apartment in Brooklyn, New York, became a makeshift classroom and foster home to the science classroom frog. The parks were off limits and he only talked to his friends through screens.
To process these changes and ease tension from homeschooling tasks, we collaborated on portraits about our pandemic experience. They serve as a record of this period in our family’s history –– one that will always be the bookmark between before and after –– for him, and us, to remember the days we spent at home together in this brew of love and fear.