The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Tucson Frontline Workers

Raw Files from COVID-19
First images.

January 15 – April 23, 2022

In late March 2020, the Tucson-based photographer, Kathleen Dreier began to document the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Tucson’s frontline workers through a photo essay she shared on social media. Each participant shared their personal story on how the pandemic was impacting them, their family or those they served.

In conjunction with the UAMA’s current exhibition, The Art of Food, the photographs in the exhibition reflect the stories of twelve Tucsonans who lives or livelihoods are connected to the local food systems. Dreier’s photographs captured stories of resiliency, joy, grief, and justice.

Barbara Eiswerth, Tucson Frontline Workers, Photograph by Kathleen Dreier
Stephen Hardy, Tucson Frontline Workers, Photograph by Kathleen Dreier