Pandemic Deaths through the Lens of Art

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As I write this, the death count in the United States due to COVID-19 is nearing 700,000.

We’re so far in, so numb, you’ll keep reading and the gravity of it will likely not land.

But if I show you the photos and videos I shot on my phone of nearly that many white flags carefully placed in the expansive grass in the shadow of the Washington Monument…

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Columnist, Blogger, Author, Coach in the Greater NYC area. Six-word bio: Zen chick with a Jersey edge. Favorite topics: gender, politics, race, meaning of life.

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Nancy Colasurdo

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Columnist, Blogger, Author, Coach in the Greater NYC area. Six-word bio: Zen chick with a Jersey edge. Favorite topics: gender, politics, race, meaning of life.

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