From Earl Dotter:

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» Posted by on Feb 1, 2021

Essential Workers in the Time of  COVID-19

By Occupational Photojournalist, Earl Dotter

A Johns Hopkins Education & Research Center ((ERC) Seminar

The focus of this classroom seminar will be my current photographs of Essential Workers on the Frontlines of Healthcare and who are protecting us in the communities where we live in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. I will discuss the evolution of my outreach methods, strategies that I have always used to protect myself in hazardous workplaces, and more recently from exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Throughout my career, many of my assignments have focused on dangerous work requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment.  My presentation will also include images of workers whose employers did not provide the necessary PPE, with the on-the-job adaptations they made to protect themselves. Emergency responders, farmworkers, and public employees will be featured. A series of historical images from my collection will show early photographs made when photography made it possible for the first time for workers in the Industrial Age to have their portraits made with the tools of their trades.