Newsrooms across the U.S. have closed their offices in the wake of coronavirus outbreak to create the social distancing needed to slow the spread of the deadly illness. But while many journalists can do their jobs remotely — through phone calls, video calls and Slack messages — photographers continue to put themselves in harm’s way to capture the pandemic from the front lines.
Lori Bentley Law: In order to make big change, you have to take a big leap. It’s scary, especially when you’ve had security and a rewarding career for 24 years, starting in 1994 at NBC affiliate KSBY in San Luis Obispo, California, and ending at KNBC Los Angeles. I tell ya … pulling the trigger has been the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make. But I’m making it. I’m moving on from my career as a photojournalist.