Since March 22, New Yorkers have been asked to stay at home. As the city reopens, those considered by the authorities as "essential workers" continued to work despite the risks to their health. AFP met with three men, Ian, Azzedine and Adam, who kept working throughout the crisis, helping to feed local residents.
We're joined by three towering figures from the New York culture scene: "cello rock star" Maya Beiser; the first woman to have a permanent leadership position at New York City Ballet, Wendy Whelan; and iconic choreographer Lucinda Childs. They speak to Eve Jackson about their new creation, "The Day". It's a meditation on the events of September 11 and is being performed at Paris's Espace Cardin.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says that the state's coronavirus death toll has jumped to 385, with 100 fatalities in the past day. The announcement comes hours after the total US death toll surpassed 1,000. New York is at the epicenter of America's coronavirus battle and the state has now counted 37,258 positive cases, as it scrambles to prepare hospitals for an influx of new patients.
Fashion designer Anita Dongre is a feminist powerhouse in a male-dominated industry she has stores in India and New York, multiple clothing brands and a global celebrity following. But her true ambition is to create an environmentally sustainable company, she says.
To what extent is someone's racial identity informed by context? And how does changing that context - by, say, moving from New York to Paris as a black woman - alter the way you see yourself in the world? To mark Black History Month, we sit down with acclaimed American photographer Rebecca Arthur, whose exhibition "Reimagining the Black Identity" is on until the end of February in the French capital.