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Thursday Night Photo Talk w/ Raymond W. Holman, Jr.

Covid-19 in Black America

October 8, 2020

Since April of 2020, Raymond W. Holman, Jr. has been documenting the impact of COVID19 in the Black communities of Philadelphia, and how it disproportionately affects the Black and brown community compared to other communities. He began by documenting the work of the Black Doctors Consortium, a professional Black physician volunteer organization in Philadelphia that was offering free Covid-19 testing, and giving people proven scientific advice on how to decrease their chances of developing Covid19. Raymond is now photographing people from my community who experienced the affects of Covid19.

Raymond W. Holman, Jr. is a photojournalist, and corporate documentary photographer. His clients include: The New York Times, PECO-Exelon Company, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia Health Department (You Shoot, Now What) campaign, Portfolio Associates, Philadelphia Inquirer, Ralston House, Philadelphia Convention and Visitor Bureau, Philadelphia Daily Newspaper, Philadelphia School District NOTEBOOK, ConEdison Solutions, NCRC, SEPTA, Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia International Airport. He is an active member of American Society of Media Photographers.

Support for Thursday Night Photo Talks is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Artist fees for the Thursday Night Photo Talks have been underwritten by The Lillian F. and Jerome L. Sindler Fund for Visual Media.

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