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“DISTANCED: Pandemic Stories of Black Life in the Rural South”

Excellence in Visual Journalism

STAT , 2022

Author(s): Alissa Ambrose, Bethany Mollenkof and Crystal Milner | STAT


Bethany Mollenkof’s visual journalism narrates Covid 19’s social, emotional and physical impact on America’s rural south. Mollenkof carefully represented the people and places she photographed with respect and clarity, refusing to oversimplify the complex health and social fallout of the pandemic.