Being a photojournalist in a pandemic
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Kathmandu, Sept. 14 -- Everytime Skanda Gautam leaves his house for an assignment, he gets anxious. Anxious that he might contract the virus, anxious about transmitting the virus to his family members and his infant daughter. Gautam, who is a photojournalist at The Himalayan Times, always tries to stay safe while on assignment. He always puts on a mask and regularly sanitizes his hands.
When he returns home, before meeting his family, he changes his clothes in his store room below the house, washes it, takes a shower and then goes to meet his family. The life of many photojournalists like Gautam has drastically changed ever since the pandemic and there's not much they can do except adapt.
"I know there are risks but being a photojournal...
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