PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL by Andrea Crossan April 7, 2015
...for those in hospitals suffering, all they see are masks and robot-looking suits of doctors and nurses caring for them. The medics must wear those protective suits to stop them from coming in contact with a patient. But some humanity is stripped away with the intimidating get-up.
Jianjay Potter and Grace Zardon in Monrovia, Liberia.Credit: Marc Campos
Los Angeles-based artist Mary Beth Heffernan saw the Ebola suits on news reports. She thought about how isolating it was for the patients. And she came up with the idea of taking photos of health workers that could be attached to their protective clothing.
In late February, Heffernan travelled to Monrovia, Liberia to do just that.
She brought cameras, six printers, ink cartridges and sticky labels to print the photos on.