How can photographers cover the world’s deadly viruses?

To show the effects of infectious diseases to the world, photographers have been among those in close proximity to outbreaks. As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise globally, and the year-and-a-half-long Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo finally comes to a close, covering these health emergencies is both essential and dangerous. From the practical to the conceptual, can we as photographers tell these stories, drive impact, and minimize risk both for ourselves and our subjects? We welcome guest expert Dr. Jenell Stewart, Infectious Diseases fellow at the University of Washington, to join photographer Nichole Sobecki on this discussion.

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