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Where are the Photos of People Dying of Covid?


In times of crisis, stark images of suffering or consequence have often moved masses to act.

For society to respond in ways commensurate with the importance of this pandemic, we have to see it. For us to be transformed by it, it has to penetrate our hearts as well as our minds. Images force us to contend with the unspeakable. They help humanize clinical statistics, to make them comprehensible. They step unto the breach.

Sarah Elizabeth Lewis  |  Dr. Lewis teaches art history at Harvard