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george floyd minneapolis

Danny Wilcox Frazier was on assignment for Redux for this Esquire feature titled “Images From Inside the Vigils, Protests, and Destruction in Minneapolis” about what’s currently going on in Minneapolis, where George Floyd was murdered by a police officer.

“Protests and violence have gripped the country—a country already reeling from the coronavirus—over the police killing of George Floyd. With curfews hastily put into place, cities were home to peaceful protests, spasms of violence and rage, and property destruction as day turned to night. In Minneapolis, where Floyd was murdered, family and friends gathered in remembrance of Floyd at the place where he was killed. Photojournalist Danny Wilcox Frazier captured the scene, along with many others over the weekend. The images show a city coping with loss, grieving from generations of injustice, and convulsing with violence.”

Rising to the Call

Rising to the Call ed kashi

This The New York Times opinion piece on New Jersey residents helping others features Ed Kashi’s words and photos:

“Life has changed drastically in New Jersey in the past six weeks. The state has reported more than 146,000 cases of Covid-19, at least 10,000 people have died, and Gov. Phil Murphy’s stay-at-home order has been extended indefinitely. In the state with the most cases and deaths after New York, residents are volunteering time, energy and money and businesses are using their resources to help others, and ensure that the needy in their communities are fed.”

Le Case Vuote / The Empty Houses

By the middle of March, northern Italy had become the center of a global pandemic. For the latest issue of Vanity Fair ItaliaFranco Pagetti captured images of the houses of those who left us.

Pictured above is the home of Virgilio and Rosa Ravasio, 79 and 76 years old from Gazzaniga (Bergamo) — a retired policeman and nurse. Married for 52 years, they died three days apart. Three of Virgilio’s brothers died in the same house. Maria Vittoria, Rosa’s 82-year-old sister, was saved. Virgilio and Rosa leave two children, Iviano and Ileana.

Refinery 29 asked 29 photographers around the world, including Forough Alaei of the VII Mentor Program, to tell them what their experience amid the pandemic looks like at a specific time of day — 3 p.m. — and their answers offered a revealing glimpse into the changing lives of artists.

“Introverting through my thoughts is really inspiring these days. In isolation, I’ve found how dependent I am on my friends, family, and even strangers on the streets that I used to ignore. My husband who is beside me in these gloomy days has been a steady source of support. Once the crisis has passed, I wish for a long walk on the populated streets of Tehran to feel the city and its people.” — Forough Alaei

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  • Anush Babajanyan
  • Jessica Dimmock
  • Linda Bournane Engelberth
  • Danny Wilcox Frazier
  • Ziyah Gafic
  • Mary Gelman
  • Ashley Gilbertson
  • Ron Haviv
  • Ed Kashi
  • Maciek Nabrdalik
  • Ilvy Njiokiktjien
  • Nichole Sobecki


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  • Philip Blenkinsop
  • Eric Bouvet
  • Stefano De Luigi
  • Gary Knight
  • Joachim Ladefoged
  • Paul Lowe
  • Christopher Morris
  • Seamus Murphy
  • Franco Pagetti
  • Espen Rasmussen
  • Daniel Schwartz
  • Maggie Steber
  • John Stanmeyer
  • Sara Terry
  • Tomas van Houtryve
  • The Estate of Alexandra Boulat

Mentor Program

  • Taha Ahmad
  • Forough Alaei
  • Ali Arkady
  • Zinyange Auntony
  • Leonardo Carrato
  • Fabiola Ferrero
  • Swarat Ghosh
  • Hector Guerrero
  • Christopher Lee
  • Fred Ramos
  • Prin Rodriguez
  • Valentina Sinis
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