22 Posts
Notes Photo December 31, 2020

Media, Grief, and Three Views of a Tragic Covid Zoom Goodbye

In the case where families and loved ones must say goodbye virtually, the life of that terrible scene is not so simple.

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Notes Photo December 5, 2020

Heartfelt Photos from Covid’s Crushing Third Wave

Just like in the spring, the focus has turned to Covid, to grief, and to hospital ICUs. However, the photos seem more intimate this time.

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Notes Photo November 23, 2020

Covid Denial in One Picture

In one photo, this man has become the poster for a government in denial, and everyone who can't be induced or bothered to wear a mask.

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Chatting the Pictures Video August 10, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: In Houston Hospital Fighting Covid, A Welcome Hug

With reassurance from national leaders in short supply, this highlight video emphasizes the ongoing threat of the virus and the power of emotional support.

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Notes Photo July 16, 2020

This Fauci Cover Is Not Cool. It’s Sad.

Poor Dr. Fauci has been reduced to defending his stature by playing the White House's game.

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Notes Photo May 29, 2020

The Intersection of Racial Violence and the Coronavirus

What the photo speaks to is two different viruses that attack the lungs and kill African Americans.

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Notes 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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Notes 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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Notes 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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Notes Photo April 22, 2020

The Postal Service in the Days of the Virus

The photo reminds us that postal workers are also giving their all on the coronavirus front lines. But a closer look has darker implications for the USPS.

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Notes Photo April 20, 2020

A Reflection on Trauma, Coronavirus, and 9/11

I never thought I'd see or have to deal with a cultural trauma as profound as 9/11, but the coronavirus has proved me wrong.

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Notes Photo April 17, 2020

Trump’s COVID-19 Show in One Picture

Set in the White House hallway leading to the press briefing room, it serves as the perfect specimen of a spectacle that unspools for hours each night.

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Notes Photo April 6, 2020

How Could the Strongest Country in the World Fall So Far?

The grief and the sorrow of these medical workers for their fallen co-workers in the second photo is so raw, they can’t even look at the camera.

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Chatting the Pictures Video April 3, 2020

Chatting the Pictures: More Pandemic—New York Harbor; Las Vegas Homeless; NYC ICU

This webcast on the pandemic looks at a symbolic scene in New York Harbor, a troubling Las Vegas shelter image, and an emotional Brooklyn hospital photo.

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Notes Photo March 31, 2020

The Elbow Move

There will be plenty of memories from the coronavirus crisis. But our bodies, if pray we stay well, will best remember the basic contortions.

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Notes Photo March 25, 2020

Virus Meets Cat Gramming

As the coronavirus grips Washington and the nation, this cat photo by Alex Wroblewski is not just sweet. It offers a dose of emotional immunity.

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Notes Photo March 22, 2020

Drive-Up Confession and other Pandemic Improvisations

The drive-up church confession is just one of the creative adaptions being made on the fly as the coronovirus upsets the familiar rituals of life.

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Notes Photo March 20, 2020

The Coronoavirus and the World Atilt

Suddenly, the media is filled with images that situate the coronavirus into the most well-known backgrounds. This example from Pisa is striking.⠀

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