I am a Catalan/American photojournalist and documentary photographer currently covering the French Riviera for the Associated Press, based in Marseille. I am cofounder of www.monvisuals.org .
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.