“side walk, 6′ apart in New York City”
March 10, 2022 – July 10, 2022
In April 2020, at the height of the onset of the pandemic in New York City, photographer Renate Aller began inviting one friend at a time to join her on the sidewalk in front of her building in Soho, where she set up a camera to chronicle the coming together. It was the first time in weeks that many of them had encountered others in the outside world. Aller and her friends never touched, but together, they created an emotional landscape of those early months of uncertainty. The photos on display in side walk, 6′ apart in New York City capture a time when fear and anxiety conflicted with the overwhelming urge to connect.