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.
This lecture was originally hosted at VII Interactive, a new resource for sharing insights and information on the craft of visual storytelling. We are building different platforms within the VII ecosystem, where the public can engage directly, online with a live instructor. VII Interactive offers programming that is free and available to everyone, in addition to paid classes and individual mentoring that can be fashioned to your needs.