Billy Hickey

How We Were

In March 2020, I moved back home to Arlington, Massachusetts, because the COVID-19 pandemic shut down my school and put my education on hold. There, I began to document my family’s experience of being confined together after my sister, Alex, an oncology nurse, tested positive for the virus. My parents, now unemployed, were grounded until Alex tested negative. I was there to document the love, quiet moments, daily activities, and mundane repetition of life.