COVID and Its Somber Scenes

COVID-19 left its share of hardships, and some iconic photo opportunities as it developed


Alex Morales, 43, a crusher foreman at a materials recycling plant in Long Beach, California directs a 56 ton wheel loader on Nov. 5, 2020. Morales, who has worked in the industry for 23 years, was having the loder oporater hoist a conveyor belt so that he and his team could change a pulley in the rock crusher. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media.

COVID-19 kept everyone close to home this year. It made things difficult for all kinds of careers, and it had its crack at photojournalism, changing the way the world looked through the photos we take. The year 2020 will be marked in history lessons with visuals of empty shelves, abandoned public spaces and masks on everyone you see. The pandemic will leave a mark on life as we know it for years to come.

Here are the photos left over from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Jorge Navarro picks up the beans at the bottom of the container emptied by panic buyers earlier that morning in a Food-4-Less in West Covina, California on March 15, 2020. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/
The Interstate-10 Westbound towards Los Angeles in West Covina by the Westfield Mall nearly empty at rush hour, a rare site on March 17, 2020. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media.
Clara Garay takes a photo of her sisters Hortencia Acevez, Maria Navarro and their mother, Vicenta Garay, on Apr. 5, 2020. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media.
Mountains of COVID related refuse litter the streets of LA. A glove sits outside of LA Union Station on Apr. 5, 2020. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media.
Jorge Navarro “blows” out his candles on his birthday at his home in West Covina, California on Apr. 13, 2020. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/SAC.Media
Jorge Navarro orders food from a Birria truck in a full face mask in Hacienda Heights on Apr. 24, 2020. Photo credit: Abraham Navarro/SAC.MEdia