New Delhi: The Press Club of India ran an online exhibition of photographs capturing the pulse of city amid the devastating second wave of coronavirus. A total of 31 photo journalists submitted their photographs between May 3 and June 2.
The photographs showcased the plight of people including the infected patients, frontline warriors, crematoriums, exodus of migrant labourers, hospital scenes, struggles of medical fraternity, empty roads etc.
CitySpidey compiled the entries of photo journalists. Take a look below:
Amarjeet K Singh captured the endless cycles of tragedy which was repeated every day in Delhi.
Shooting Covid-19— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 3, 2021
Exasperated frontline workers, a patient left to check his own health, the wait for the final journey and the cremation — @AmarjeetKSingh_ continues to click the endless cycle of tragedy that repeats every day in Delhi pic.twitter.com/yF3Csf2STa
Amal K Sudheer brought to the fore the scramble for hospital beds and the sights from the crematorium.
Shooting Covid-19/ Day 2— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 4, 2021
Whether it is the scramble for hospital beds or the loneliness in the crematorium, @Amalksudheer has tracked all what is linked to #COVID19 pandemic pic.twitter.com/SnZ7bH2v3Y
Hemant Rawat showed the people's struggles to get oxygen cylinders as they battled deadly virus.
Shooting Covid-19/ Day 3— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 5, 2021
A Delhiite’s life now revolves around oxygen cylinders and oxygen concentrators. Several lost lives as hospitals ran out of oxygen. @hrawat19 captures Delhi’s fight for survival pic.twitter.com/VCcSqGp8hi
Praveen Jain highlighted the helplessness of people as they were struggling to get basic facilities.
Shooting Covid-19/Day 4— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 6, 2021
Helplessness is writ large on Delhi's face. It's the national capital. Whether it is oxygen to breathe, a hospital bed or medicines that can save lives, people look up to help. @PraveenJain2622 of The Print captured these frames pic.twitter.com/AmwyZeGOAS
Anindito Mukherjee showed the limitations of the crematoriums as there were many dead bodies.
Shooting Covid-19 / Day 5— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 7, 2021
It’s overwhelming — emotionally and physically. They have helped in performing last rites of many, but not in this regularity. @AninditoMukherj captures a priest running as he can’t stand the heat from multiple funeral pyres at a crematorium on Apr 24 pic.twitter.com/EDZqpRWy9t
J Suresh captured a critically-ill patient who died at the LNJP Hospital.
Shooting Covid-19/ Day 6@JSureshphoto was at Delhi’s LNJP hospital on Apr 24 when a critically-ill man was brought there. A relative managed a stretcher with an oxygen cylinder an hour later and took him inside.— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 8, 2021
Sometime later, he was wheeled out, his breath gone forever ... pic.twitter.com/wDiAf0vSLz
Sanjeev Rastogi took photographs of covid centre, grieving family member, desolate stretch near ITO and under-construction crematorium.
Shooting Covid-19/Day 7— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 9, 2021
A Covid-19 centre at CWG Village, a grieving family member at LNJP hospital, a desolate stretch near the otherwise busy ITO on a lockdown day, under-construction crematorium on the Yamuna banks: @sanjeevTOIDELHI turns his lens to the travails of the times pic.twitter.com/J3Ma3gzupZ
Raj K Raj showed the miseries of people as th situation worsened in the national capital.
Shooting Covid-19/Day 8— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 10, 2021
Frames are different but @rajkraj_ht’s camera found that humans share the same miseries in this pandemic: migrant workers leaving Delhi after lockdown was announced in Apr, a doctor examining a woman, a tearful adieu by a relative, multiple funeral pyres pic.twitter.com/pEBGZoR8zD
Wasim Sarvar highlighted the grief of people as the city battled with pandemic.
Shooting Covid-19/ Day 9— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 11, 2021
There's no relief even after finding some. The suffering continues. @WasimSarvar captures the waiting game and the inner grief as Delhi battles the pandemic pic.twitter.com/orHNpAWFAA
Sabu Scaria showed the scramble for beds, oxygen cylinders and deaths.
Shooting Covid-19/Day 10— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 12, 2021
Delhi is slowly picking up the threads. The iconic Rakabganj Gurudwara has set up a Covid-19 care centre but the frames of @SaabuS of Mathrubhumi remind us of the harrowing days -- the scramble for oxygen and the deaths pic.twitter.com/dDJYeJSHjE
Piyal Bhattacharjee showed a devastated relative watching cremation.
Sajjad Hussain highlighted the high number of deaths in the national capital.
Shooting Covid-19/ Day 12— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 14, 2021
Art advices caution but the dance of death continues. @sajjadkmr clicks the streets and crematoriums alike during the devastating phase of the pandemic pic.twitter.com/QZmiOT5Xxo
Naveen Sharma captured the struggles of medical fraternity against the situation.
Manvender Vashist Lav captured the many faces of struggles in the city.
SHOOTING COVID19/ Day 14— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 16, 2021
The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting, said Milan Kundera. Every photo immortalises a memory, a moment. @mvashistpti turns his lens on the loneliness in death & struggle for food when people queue up near a church pic.twitter.com/mnG8Za43PP
Tashi Tobgyal showed fight of people for survival during the pandemic.
Shooting Covid-19/Day 15— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 17, 2021
Daily wager getting tested, Homeless and migrants queue up for food, 'Yamraj' warning people of the pandemic and a raging fire that reminds us 'death had undone so many' — @tashitobgyal turns his camera to bring the fight for survival amid the gloom pic.twitter.com/b2i7r0RIM2
Shrikant Singh highlighted the plight of under-privileged, elderly and women.
Shooting Covid-19/ Day 16— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 18, 2021
A pandemic surely upsets life’s rythm. The most affected will be the vulnerable — the under-privileged, the elderly and the women. @Shrikant_ofcl tracked them all in frames pic.twitter.com/NFqrytZRf6
John Matthew turned his camera to the silence of crematoriums.
Shooting Covid-19/ Day 17— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 19, 2021
Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
I had not thought death had undone so many.
John Mathew turns his camera to the silence of crematoria pic.twitter.com/bKfyfkYYvE
Amit captured the people struggling for survival.
Ajit Krishna showed a young kid fighting for breath.
Ishan Tankha turned his camera towards people who were worried and devastated.
Shooting Covid-19/Day 20— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 24, 2021
Desperation, anxiety and wait -- Ishan Tankha captured these emotions as the second wave of Covid-19 swept across the national capital pic.twitter.com/4LcAHh0F4z
PG Unnikrishnan brought to the fore the images of lockdown in Delhi.
Shooting Covid-19/Day 21— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 24, 2021
P G Unnikrishnan captured lockdown images from Delhi -- a desolate Connaught Place captured by pigeons, an elderly being checked, migrants rushing back home and a burial. pic.twitter.com/WAdYi1CF7k
Altaf Qadri showed the suffering of people.
Prem Singh captured life coming to a standstill in the national capital.
Shooting Covid-19/Day 23— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 25, 2021
One cannot quantify someone’s loss. @bprem0789 found this out while criss-crossing the capital while capturing the pandemic. He also saw how life went into a standstill while people fought back the virus. pic.twitter.com/4fEVva51bM
Vipin Kumar highlighted the struggles for survival.
Shooting Covid-19/Day 24— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 27, 2021
It's a fight one doesn't want to lose. It's a fight that highlights human being's perseverance. @vipin0449 turns his camera to such struggles for survival pic.twitter.com/S0hwS5s60q
Vipin Sharma showed the fight of frontline workers.
Shooting Covid-19/Day 25— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 28, 2021
Vaccines may be in shortage but not enthusiasm among youth. Same is the case with frontline workers though the capital remains locked down for almost a month. Vipin Sharma captures the frames pic.twitter.com/u1YUNX2rzL
Pushkar Vyas captured the empty temples, churches and mosques.
Shooting Covid-19/Day 26— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 31, 2021
Death and struggle to remain alive always mark a pandemic. The streets, temples, churches and mosques may be desolate but the fighting spirit remains. @pushkarrvyas also captures a wedding in the times of a pandemic pic.twitter.com/hs4UgllP5s
Rajat chronicled the lives in the national capital.
Shooting Covid-19/Day 27— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 31, 2021
A pandemic always bring back memories of the tough days one passed through as well as the fight back. @Rajtwitt23 chronicled Delhi’s lives during one of the toughest phases it ever encountered pic.twitter.com/DOCRjFObQm
Gireesh GV showed the fight of medical fraternity against the virus.
Shooting Covid-19/Day 28— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 31, 2021
The frames of @gireeshgv remind one about the scramble for hospital beds, oxygen and medical care though the situation has improved now. For more than three weeks, the capital was almost under the seige of a roaring pandemic pic.twitter.com/UvI4UZsZN9
Pattom Rahul showed people's spirit during the pandemic.
Shooting Covid-19/Day 29— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) May 31, 2021
Times of despair also force people to search for hope. Tragedies prompt people to fight back. @RahulPattomMM focusses on people's fight against despair pic.twitter.com/gq7kYxgypF
Arun Sharma highlighted the trauma of a physically-challenged girl.
Shooting Covid-19/Day 30— Press Club of India (@PCITweets) June 1, 2021
For many, travel is so romantic. But not for migrant workers. @ARUNSHARMAJI tracked a physically challenged girl being carried on a cycle on way to UP. Also, not just troublesome moments, he spotted lighter ones too in hospitals pic.twitter.com/rEOwC9HpW1