Ricardo Garcia Vilanova

Photographer
  
Covid 19 : A tragic glance
Location: Spain
Nationality: Spanish
Biography: A freelance photographer for over 20 years. Specializing in conflict zones and humanitarian crises, he has reported on the Arab Spring and ISIS conflicts.  His photographs have been published in Life, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, The... MORE
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Covid 19 : A tragic glance
Copyright Ricardo Garcia Vilanova 2022
Updated Oct 2020
Topics Children, Civil Rights, Covid-19, Documentary, Editorial, Essays, Faith, Family, Fear, Health/Healing, Historical, Human Rights, Illness, Isolation, NGO, Pandemics, Photography, Photojournalism
A photograph never reflects the horror of a tragedy, but without them we would not have the proof to document it for our historical memory.
This work is the reflection of a look, of an instant of the greatest catastrophe that has devastated the world globally, and specifically our country since the Civil War.
A tour of the two main focuses of the pandemic in our territory: Madrid and Barcelona, in their hospitals, nursing homes (the group most punished), funeral homes and cemeteries.
With official figures to date of 79,000 deaths in Spain and 3,39 million people dead around the world, it sometimes leaves far behind the daily death figures that can occur in any conflict with conventional weapons, while various health sources constantly remind us that this is only the beginning of the road.
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