In June 2021 the Associated Press received multiple Pulitzer Prizes for photography. Among the winning photographers was the AP’s chief photographer in Spain, Emilio Morenatti, for his series documenting the lives of the elderly in Spain throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. In a recent article on PetaPixel.com, Editor-In-Chief Jaron Schneider connects with Morenatti to discuss a particular photo from the series that shows an elderly married couple sharing an embrace through plastic after not seeing each other for 100 days.
PetaPixel.com Editor-In-Chief Jaron Schneider connects with AP Chief Photographer Emilio Morenatti about an iconic image from his Pulitzer Prize-winning series.
Schneider writes, “It was one of many photos he would capture over the time he spent with the elderly. He originally took on the assignment around the end of February, 2020. He tells PetaPixel that press access to hospitals, morgues, and cemeteries was prohibited by the authorities, which limited his ability to document the effects of the disease in his country. But he endeavored to still find a way to put the experience of the pandemic into photos.”
Read the full story behind the series on PetaPixel.com.