Pandemic in the Heartland
Personal Work, 2021
"Pandemic in the Heartland,” a photography and video project that seeks to reveal important truths about the systemic, pre-existing inequities that have fueled the disproportionate spread of COVID-19 in the Central Valley. Using photographs and short-form videos, I will document efforts by residents, local organizations, and community leaders to contain the virus, while coping with the economic devastation in communities that were struggling long before the pandemic. My work will also highlight solutions – like expanding access to mobile clinics and translation services – that are making a transformative impact in the lives of rural California families.
This project was made possible by a grant awarded by The Emerson Collective.