Alone Together: A Pandemic Photo Essay (Paperback)

Alone Together: A Pandemic Photo Essay By Leah Hennel, Shelley Boettcher (Foreword by) Cover Image

Alone Together: A Pandemic Photo Essay (Paperback)

By Leah Hennel, Shelley Boettcher (Foreword by)


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Photojournalist Leah Hennel's intimate portfolio of photos documenting the impact of COVID-19 on life in Alberta during the pandemic.

Leah Hennel has been documenting Alberta's frontline workers and the COVID-19 patients they care for as an Alberta Health Services staff photographer since the early days of the pandemic. Showcasing the lives of those who refused to give up in the face of adversity, Hennel's photographs beautifully illustrate how citizens, doctors, nurses, and patients in Alberta have adapted and found safe new ways to celebrate, socialize, and work during a time of global chaos. At the same time, these sensitive and haunting images dramatically illustrate how Albertans have dealt with the death, tragedy, and uncertainty that the pandemic has wrought upon the province.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a watershed moment in world history. In many ways, it has reshaped the way we live our lives, and many of its effects will live on. As time goes by, though, the memory of these past months will start to fade and life will eventually ease back into some kind of normalcy. But these photographs and the stories they tell will always be here, providing a record of this historic event and a reminder that catastrophe can strike at any time.

Stories of resilience and courage, of suffering and celebration, are everywhere in today's world. Alone Together shines a revelatory light on one particular place during an unprecedented - and ongoing - global event.

Leah Hennel is an award-winning photojournalist with more than 20 years experience. Her work appears in publications around the world, such as the Globe and Mail, The Guardian, Maclean's and She is also a staff documentary photographer for Alberta Health Services. Leah lives in Calgary.Shelley Boettcher is an award-winning Calgary-based writer whose work has appeared in magazines and newspapers around the world, including The New York Times, The Guardian and The Globe and Mail. She is part of the communications team at Alberta Health Services.
Product Details ISBN: 9781771605632
ISBN-10: 1771605634
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Incorporated
Publication Date: May 10th, 2022
Pages: 252
Language: English