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Photographer Shares Her Struggle to Access Coronavirus Relief Funds

In the US, small businesses have been struggling to access the COVID relief funds set aside for them in the original coronavirus stimulus package. And while additional funding is on the way, one Alabama photographer says that "hope is dwindling" she'll receive anything at all.

The Photographic Phases of Depicting COVID-19

In many parts of the U.S. the reality of social distancing policies have only been in place for about a month. Yet during that time and the few weeks that preceded it, photographers have already churned through a number of phases to document and depict the outbreak.

Photographers Raise Over $90,000 to Help Their Out-of-Work Assistants

Several big name photographers are using their art to support a critical part of our creative community: their assistants. By selling limited edition prints, photographers like Tim Tadder and Erik Almas have raised tens of thousands of dollars to help get their crews through this difficult time.

VSCO Terminates One Third of Its Staff as Market Shifts ‘Overnight’

GoPro isn't the only company whose balance sheet has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. VSCO—the startup behind the photo sharing app and community of the same name—announced that it was forced to let go of nearly one third of its entire workforce as the market environment changed "overnight."

How 4 Photographers are Dealing with Income Loss Due to COVID-19

As the coronavirus has spread throughout the U.S., it has left a wake of economic turmoil. As of Wednesday, April 9th, over 16 million Americans have filed for unemployment. Like many other freelancers, photographers have seen an abrupt drop in income. For many, late March brought about cancellations in droves over the course of about a week.

This Old Photo Technique Shows How Masks Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Advanced imaging company LaVision has released a new video that shows just how effective a face mask can be at preventing the spread of infections like COVID-19. The video lends visual support to the CDC's recent recommendation that everyone wear a mask in any situation where it is difficult to maintain social distance.

Context Matters When Viewing COVID-19 Photos

Since mid-March, various policies have been implemented at the state and federal level in the U.S. to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19.

Photographer Uses Public Webcams to Capture Italy’s Deserted Cities

While stuck inside during lockdown, Hungarian photographer Milan Radisics has embarked on a different kind of photo project. Since he can't go out and shoot, he's decided to capture Italy's deserted cities from afar, using public webcams instead of his own camera, and the PrtScn key instead of a shutter button.

Ilford Has Shut Down Film Production Until Further Notice

UK-based film maker Ilford has shut down production for the foreseeable future. While the company is still allowed, legally speaking, to continue operations during the UK's country-wide lockdown, it has chosen to shut down manufacturing in order to prioritize the health and safety of its employees.

I Used My Drone to Take Fun Portraits of People in Self-Isolation

Since we're all stuck inside and social distancing, I recently took out my drone and photographed people in their homes through their windows or on their terraces. It's a 100% zero-human-contact way to see how people are going crazy during quarantine times.