The photos by Werther Santana were selected for the digital photo exhibition, “Documenting the Impact of Covid-19 through Photography: Collective Isolation in Latin America,” curated in collaboration with ReVista and the Art, Culture, and Film program at Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS.)
The exhibition, based on an Open Call for Photography launched in July 2020, aims to create a critical visual record of our unprecedented times so they can be remembered by future generations.
Going out every day to capture the best story or photo is challenging.
Photographing in this period in which we are living, even knowing the risks we are taking, is being able to inform the population, through images, of the reality we are facing, but in the least painful way possible.
I have been working in photojournalism for 21 years. Throughout this period I have been dedicated to always making the best photo, regardless of the story I’ve been assigned. That has been the challenge of this year of the coronavirus.
Werther Santana is a Brazilian photographer.
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As a mother of three, I cannot forget how often on pediatric visits my children’s physician had warned me that when a pandemic came, we must all leave the city and move to rural areas…
2019 was already an unusual year for Laboratório de Educação, the non-profit organization I lead along with Beatriz Cardoso and Andrea Guida. In the five years since I joined this inter-generational team…
I boarded the panga (a small boat used by fishermen), with the same apprehension that I felt about my arrival to Rio Quito, a tiny municipality on the banks of the rushing Atrato river in…