Where is Mickey? documents the impact of the pandemic on a population in the center of New York City: the costumed performers who pose for photographs with tourists.
"Covid-19 has devastated the economy of Times Square. Broadway was shut down, empty hotels, restaurants and offices are shuttered. Those trying to cater to tourists often outnumber the actual tourists. In a way, it is Times Square in its most stripped-down form: The lights and billboards are still there, and so are the workers who keep everything running. What’s missing is everyone else". By Emily Stewart Vox
This report is supported by an Eyewitness Photojournalism grant by the Pulitzer Center and Diversify Photo.