Bill Armstrong

Quarantine: Artists and Writers on Isolation

This 36 page, paperback catalogue features portraits of artists and writers created by Bill Armstrong during the pandemic. Each image is paired with a quote demonstrating the subject's fortitude. Essay by Lyle Rexer. 

"In response to his own experience of quarantine, photographer Bill Armstrong has created a series of appropriated portraits evoking John Keats, Frida Kahlo, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and dozens of other artists and writers who endured circumstances of privation, isolation, and even death. He offers their example in the conviction that our suffering and uncertainty can be redeemed, if not fully understood, by connecting with the past."

—Lyle Rexer