Brooklyn photographer captures pandemic through his lens, inspires people around the globe

Bushwick-based photographer Andre Wagner decided to document the lockdown through his lens, and capture the city and how neighborhoods adapted.

News 12 Staff

Jul 14, 2021, 12:45 PM

Updated 1,010 days ago

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The world was a canvas for one Brooklyn-based photographer, who used the pandemic to continue his work and inspire others around the globe.
Andre Wagner decided to document the lockdown through his lens, and capture the city and how neighborhoods adapted.
“I’m really big on photographing the community, the people I live around,” Wagner says. “Part of what I love about New York is just how much life happens out on the streets, on stoops, in neighborhoods and parks.”
When he learned of a recent Adobe survey that showed more than half of the public felt divided rather than connected by images seen in the news during the pandemic, the Bushwick photographer decided to partner with the computer software company for a global photo gallery called “#LifeReflected.”
“It’s a way for different photographers, enthusiasts to kind of feel connected, to like work on something, to kind of just be inspired,” he says. “So I used my photographs from just around New York and on the streets.”
People from more than 50 countries answered the call and shared some of their candid moments with the collaborative photo project.
Wagner was inspired by the contributions to his projects, but finds his greatest inspiration in the streets of Brooklyn.
“Just these great moments happening between neighbors, and you know, just like people outside playing dominos with gloves on, or people still finding ways to connect and be safe.”


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