Woong-jae Shin

Dire Silence: NYC in Pandemic
Location: New York
Nationality: South Korean
Biography: Shin Woong-jae is a South Korean photojournalist base in New York and Seoul. He majored Linguistics and also studied Semiotics in Korea University in Seoul, South Korea before starting photography. His studies in semiotics led him to brand... read on
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Dire Silence: NYC in Pandemic
Credits: shin woong-jae
Updated: 06/21/20
Location: New York City
The Covid-19 pandemic changed and is changing the world forever. As of May 22, 2020, over 5 million cases and 332,319 deaths have reported globally. In case of New York, the state of New York have 361,313 cases and 28,663 deaths. More Americans have died during the pandemic than in 9/11(2,997) and Vietnam War(58,220). While New York’s statewide stay-at-home order is still in effect from went Mar. 22, Gov. Andrew Cuomo reiterated that the entire state would remain locked down until May 15 and offered a strategy for reopening of New York State’s economy on May. 4, 2020. According to the payroll processing company ADP, the U.S. private sector lost more than 20 million jobs in April, 2020.

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