August 30, 2021
QUARANTINE IN QUEENS
IN CONVERSATION WITH NEIL KRAMER
Photography by Neil Kramer
Interview by Karin Svadlenak Gomez
Neil Kramer tells stories - with his photos, writing, and films. Humorous and compassionate at the same time, he tackles themes taken directly from human life - including his own. When he found himself locked into a small apartment in Queens, New York, with his mother and ex-wife during the still ongoing Covid-19 pandemic he ended up making the best of the situation: he turned it into a quirky and humorous photo project. His posts of portraits showing the family in often strange situations went viral on social media platforms and have been widely featured on television and in newspapers, and won many awards. We are honoured that Neil agreed to an interview for The Pictorial List, in which he talks to Chief Editor Karin Svadlenak Gomez, about his project QUARANTINE IN QUEENS and how he and his family have been dealing with the pandemic.
"Taking the photos became a collaborative way of using art as self-therapy, much in the same way that others started baking bread or knitting sweaters."