Donning and Doffing

Since the start of the pandemic, health workers have been operating in difficult and grueling conditions as they continue saving lives.

I have been chronicling my experiences as a nurse during these times. My colleagues and I are frequently in close contact with the virus that could infect us, our coworkers, and our loved ones. Many of these factors add to the growing stress, grief, and anxiety around and within me.

Q&A: Rosem Morton, photographer and nurse on the front lines of the pandemic

Rosem Morton, a nurse for eight years, works full-time at a Baltimore hospital. When she isn’t assisting airway surgeries and distributing personal protective equipment to coworkers, she works as a freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer

ROSEM MORTON, a nurse for eight years, works full-time at a Baltimore hospital. When she isn’t assisting airway surgeries and distributing personal protective equipment to coworkers, she works as a freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer, focusing on health care, trauma, and resilience. Since the onset of the pandemic, much of her work concerns COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.