19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Shadows Fall 01

As I walked the abandoned streets of Manhattan at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic lock-down, I saw a very distinct juxtaposition between light and dark which seemed deeply metaphoric. Through photographing the lonely people wondering the empty metropolis, I wanted to capture the despair and isolation of what was once the thriving and bustling tourist attractions.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: New York City, New York, United States of America
Camera: NIKON Z 7
Copyright: © Brian Wittmuss