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Coronavirus Photo May 12, 2020

The Virus Has Not Been Kind To Our Elders

In photo after photo of the crisis, the aged have become the people trapped behind the glass.

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Coronavirus Photo May 8, 2020

Are We All in the Spinner?

This photo is part of a series about a Brooklyn family during the coronavirus lockdown. Whatever meaning is behind it, it's something we can all relate to.

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Coronavirus Photo May 2, 2020

In Lansing COVID Protest, Hate in the Smaller Details

I’ve seen this action in many news photos when police, especially riot cops, become violent with citizens, but never the other way around.

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Coronavirus Photo April 29, 2020

The Coronavirus in Retrospect

As COVID-19 becomes history, the stages of the pandemic look clear and predictable. This photograph by Chris McGrath reminds us they weren't and aren't.

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Activism & Protest Photo April 26, 2020

Hospital Workers Cannot Begin to Express Their Anger

Since the virus crisis started, I have seen countless photos of medical workers in ICU’s. I have also seen photos of them outside their hospitals advocating for vitally necessary equipment and protective gear. Sometimes they carry signs. Other times they stand as witnesses holding up pictures of colleagues who...

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