2001 Photo Contest, People in the News, 3rd prize

Jodi Bieber

Network Photographers for The New York Times Magazine

01 November, 2000

An outbreak of the Ebola virus in Uganda: Traditional funeral ceremonies cannot be allowed for fear of the corpse infecting other family members. Families may request a home burial and prepare a grave, but may not handle the body. Clothes and bedding of the deceased are burned. The virus causes massive hemorrhaging, and is highly infectious. There is no cure, and it kills around half the people infected.

About the photographer

Jodi Bieber

Jodi Bieber is a photographer from South Africa whose work explores contemporary issues related to gender, politics and identity, often contradicting the mainstream media narrati...

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