Daniel Cole

Photojournalist
   
COVID Christmas
Location: Marseille
Nationality: USA, Spanish
Biography: Photojournalist and documentary photographer currently covering the south of France for the Associated Press, based in Marseille. Cofounder of www.monvisuals.org .
Public Story
COVID Christmas
Copyright Daniel Cole 2023
Updated Feb 2022
Topics Documentary, Journalism, Loss, Love, Pandemics, Photography, Photojournalism
Marseille’s La Timone Hospital, one of France’s biggest hospitals, has weathered wave after wave of COVID-19. On Christmas Eve, medical personnel decorated a fir tree in the corridor and seized a moment for a communal meal in their scrubs, trying to maintain a semblance of holiday spirit in between rounds. During the Christmas period France declared the highest daily number of covid-19 cases ever recorded due to the new Omicron variant.

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