IamA Reporter who just got back yesterday from covering Ebola in Liberia, I'm working from home for 25 days, this is day one. AMA!
I was in Liberia for a week covering the outbreak for a couple wire services. My photos have been everywhere from The Guardian, who used one of my photos on the front page of their print newspaper, to Chinese newspapers, to the New York Post. I've been answering questions in /r/ebola and was begged to do an AMA. Here's some of my work:
25-year-old Moses Massaquoi today. He's a hygenist at the biggest Ebola Treatment Center in Monrovia. He can spend up to two hours in full PPE, while most people can only do 30-40 minutes at a time. This photo of him was taken after what he described as a very very long shift.
Alphonso, a 20-year-old hygienist who had to convince his grandmother to let him work at the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU). "I said if my fellow Liberians are getting sick, and I have the experience to help, if I don't go to help, it will be death for everybody."
Here's what I did by day-
Day one: Logistics day
Day two: Photographed a massive under-construction USAID Ebola treatment center
Day three: Headed out with the Red Cross' body collection team
Day four: Interviewed a local casket maker
Day five: Went to more rural parts of Montserrado county to get an idea how what's going on there
Day six: Visited an orphanage that takes in orphans who have parents that died from Ebola
Day seven: Logistics and flight home.