May 3, 2020. Images captured by National Press Club members and staff of their work and day-to-day life in this unique moment in history are now on display in an online gallery.
While many of the photos sent in from the 45 members and staff show scenes probably considered routine in normal times, these are hardly normal times. Other images depict healthcare workers and ordinary citizens helping out people in need.
The gallery, organized by the Club's Photography Committee, displays the effects of Covid-19 lockdowns. Images show emptied-out venues from the usually bustling Embarcadero in San Francisco and quais in Paris, to the boardwalk at Ocean City, and food stalls at Eastern Market in Washington, D.C. Photos also show social-distanced seating arrangements for a cancelled garden party and social distancing practiced at a family funeral.
Many more photos display work-from-home arrangements by members and staff, including a television interview in progress from a living room. And many other photos show family activities and pets, both with and without face masks.
Ed Hazelwood, for example, contributed photos of healthcare staff as they tested patients at the drive-through Covid-19 testing site in Arlington, Va., and Nancy Shia's contribution shows a passerby in the Adams Morgan section of Washington helping a person who collapsed on the street.
More than 100 photos are now on display in the Coronavirus Life gallery, with more recently arriving photos expected to be posted shortly. The Club's membership department and web site manager are still accepting photos for the collection. Send your photos as email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a caption and credit for each.
Reprinted from National Press Club web site: https://www.press.org/newsroom/photos-life-and-work-amid-coronavirus-now-display