Despite the fact that we all know how much effort frontline workers are putting in to combat this deadly virus, we still need projects like these to remind us that there are people risking their own lives to keep us safe, and to acknowledge their inspiring work.
Noora Al Neyadi is an Emirati photographer who visited COVID-19 testing centers in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, and spoke to the medical staff who are working day and night at these facilities. Using only her phone, she took portraits of each one separately, with only their eyes visible due to the face masks, and naming her project “Eyes Stories”.
The most unique part of her project was that she chose to ask them questions, like where would you rather be, what’s your favorite food, and what’s your favorite thing to do, among others. While some shared stories about their lives and how they lived before coronavirus, others shared hobbies, places they miss, or the first thing or place they’d visit as soon as this crisis is over.
Scroll down to read some of the stories that Al Neyadi shared.