“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.
In recognition of International Women’s Day, UNICEF published a photo essay on gender-biased sex selection in Armenia that Anush Babajanyan shot on assignment.
“Armenia has one of the world’s highest rates of gender-biased sex selection (GBSS) – preventing the birth of a child of the ‘undesirable’ gender. Girls are literally missing from families, classrooms and communities. Over the past seven years, an estimated 4,000 girls who would have been born in Armenia were not, due to a persistent preference for sons. That represents 4,000 losses – of life, of opportunities, and of potential.”
“For richer or poorer, Jane Sanders married a movement.” Jessica Dimmock was on assignment for The Cut for this profile of the potential future first lady.