“Earlier this month, I started to travel the city to document the onset of one type of economic activity — the anxious purchase of emergency supplies — and the collapse of many, many others,” writes Ashley Gilbertson in this The New York Times piece where he documents the changes he’s seeing due to the coronavirus.
This week’s TIME magazine about the coronavirus pandemic features six covers, including one shot by VII Mentor Program photographer Forough Alaei in Iran.
“The covers show images ranging from the tragically hard-hit Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., to the balconies of Tehran and the streets of China. Seen together, they are meant to show how truly banded together we all are in this fight, writes Edward Felsenthal,” TIME‘s Editor-in-Chief and CEO.
Read the story behind Forough’s cover image here.
Eric Bouvet went on a road trip through the Oise, the first French department impacted by the Coronavirus. Each site photographed is directly related to the virus — the church of Lamorlaye is closed, the Creil hospital has experienced several deaths, and the airbase is possibly the point of entry of the virus into France. View the story here.
Yunghi Kim, an award-winning photojournalist who has covered stories all over the world, started the Trailblazers of Light, a website that celebrates women in her field and the contributions they’ve made. Included are VII’s co-founder, Alexandra Boulat, as well as VII’s Jessica Dimmock, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, and Maggie Steber.