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Covering COVID-19 Through the Camera’s Eye

A person sits in the middle of a street as cops in riot gear, batons, and on horseback approach them.

June 19, 2020 – This week, as part of our series of interviews with New Mexico journalists about their coverage of the novel coronavirus and its impact on communities, correspondent Laura Paskus speaks with Roberto Rosales of the Albuquerque Journal. The longtime photojournalist shoots everything from sporting events and crime scenes to street celebrations and immigrants crossing the U.S./Mexico border in a distinctive style that evokes his compassion. In this week’s conversation, he talks about what he wishes people understood better about those suffering the effects of COVID-19, how photojournalists can stay safe during the public health emergency, and what he misses about a city whose public spaces remain empty.

Correspondent: Laura Paskus 

Guest:  
Roberto Rosales, photojournalist, Albuquerque Journal 

For Further Reading: 
Roberto Rosales Photography
Coronavirus Concerns Lead to Expedited Border DeportationsAlbuquerque Journal 
Not Time Yet for Complacency About COVIDAlbuquerque Journal 
Gallup Lockdown Extended Until SundayAlbuquerque Journal 

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