Neil Kramer

Photographer and Writer
Quarantine in Queens - One Year
Location: New York City, NY
Nationality: American
Biography: Neil Kramer is a dynamic storyteller with twenty years of experience in photography, writing, and filmmaking.  His work combines humor and compassion in the telling of stories about personal relationships, including those from his own life. A... MORE
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Quarantine in Queens - One Year
Copyright Neil Kramer 2022
Updated Mar 2021
Topics Aging, Anxiety, Covid-19, Documentary, Emotion, Environment, Family, Fine Art, Friends + Family, Hope, Humor, Isolation, Joy, Judaism, Motherhood, New York City, Pandemic, Parenting & Family, Photography, Portraiture, Queens, Relationships, Self-Portraiture, Senior Citizens, Sexuality, Spotlight
In March, 2020, my Queens neighborhood became the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. Through unusual circumstances, I found myself living in my two-bedroom, one bathroom apartment with my 86-year-old mother from Florida and my ex-wife from Los Angeles. We couldn't go out to shop for food, and it seemed like I couldn't even take a bath without my mother or my ex-wife walking in on me. That's when I got the idea to document our confinement using a good dose of humor. What started as a temporary project has now lasted a full year.  

As it evolved, "Quarantine in Queens" became a personal commentary on caregiving, love, and family responsibility. What started as a personal Instagram series has gone viral worldwide, resulting in features on NBC’s Today Show, The Washington Post, The New York Post, Buzzfeed, Fox News, Feature Shoot, Petapixel, My Modern Met, Musee Magazine, and media outlets worldwide.  Quarantine in Queens has won awards such as the Portrait Photographer of the Year at the 2020 Annual Photography Awards, First Place in Family Photography at the ND Awards, and as a Finalist in the Portrait Project at the Lucie Foundation.
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