In the past few weeks, residents of cities across the world have set aside time to celebrate the essential workers who are keeping society intact. In New York City, the ritual takes place daily, at 7 p.m., when the silence on the streets is punctured by whoops, applause, and the occasional cowbell. We recently asked Tomer Hanuka, whose cover depicts this new tradition, about how he tried to capture a suddenly familiar scene.
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Françoise Mouly Tomer Hanuka