In Focus: Stephen Wilkes Captures Covid-19 Memorial

By David Schonauer   Wednesday October 13, 2021

On September 18 and 19, National Geographic photographer Stephen Wilkes spent 30 consecutive hours on a lift at 45 feet in the air creating one of his “day-to-night” images of In America: Remember, the installation on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. commemorating the devastation of covid-19. The installation, by Suzanne Firstenberg, featured 670,000 white flags, each representing a life lost to the coronavirus. Creating the image involved taking 4,882 photos over the course of 30 hours, notes NPR.

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