Wear your hope for all to see in our exclusive Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine face mask. This comfortable face covering marks our new exhibition curated by poet and journalist Kevin Powell and photographer Kay Hickman. Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine features more than 50 photographs taken by Hickman along with 14 audio interviews with the photographs’ subjects conducted by Powell during the team’s intensive two-day odyssey across the city on April 8–9, 2020. Hickman’s empathetic photographs of people and their neighborhoods in all five boroughs and Powell’s searching interviews of New Yorkers impacted by the crisis capture both tragedy and remarkable resilience at a moment in time during the pandemic.
Face covering is washable and reusable, made of two layers of fabric with soft ear loops. Pocketed design allows for insertion of additional filtration.
Kevin Powell is a poet, journalist, civil and human rights activst, public speaker, and the author of 14 books, including his new title, WHEN WE FREE THE WORLD. It is a collection of essays about the present and future of America, published exclusively by Apple Books. His 15th book will be a biography of Tupac Shakur, the global pop culture and hip-hop icon. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, The Guardian, HuffPost, Ms., The Nation, among many other publications.
Kay Hickman is a New York City based documentary photographer and visual artist. With an inquisitive eye, she offers a unique and empathetic perspective into the everyday lives of the people she photographs. Her work largely focuses on documenting the human experience as it relates to identity, human rights and health issues. Hickman’s work has been featured in The New York Times, TIME, Vogue, Utne Reader, Ms. Magazine, OkayPlayer, Coeval, Jazz Halo and Photographic Journal: MFON Women Photographers of the African Diaspora.