Vanity Fair USA - May 2020
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Traveling from north to south, he captured the essence of a nation in unprecedented lockdown—the solitary figures, the shuttered stores and restaurants, the heads bowed in contemplation and prayer. He entered hospitals and intensive care units to document the superhuman effort of caregiving in a time of crisis. His work is part of a long tradition of photojournalism at Vanity Fair, one that we are proud to uphold in this moment. Pictures need no translation, and they are powerful reminders of the universality of human experience—they bring home the realities of famine, of war, and now of pandemic. For those
of us in New York City, now the global epicenter of COVID-19, Majoli’s images were a dispatch from our future, a sign of things to come.