TIFA 2022 Editorial / Photo Essay

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  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/Photo Essay
  • Photographer
    Marc Hoffmann
  • Photo Date
    November 2017

An elementary school in the US town Warsaw (Virginia) turns into a pop-up clinic where hundreds of volunteers help people without health insurance. According to official statistics more than 30 million US-Americans have no health insurance. The nonprofit organization Remote Area Medical (RAM) offers free medical treatment, especially in rural regions, as in November 2017 in the small town of Warsaw (Virginia). They turned the Richmond County Elementary School in a fully equipped pop-up-clinic. In classrooms and the gymnasium hundreds of volunteers offered dental, vision and medical services.

I am an experienced journalist and I have been working for over ten years as an editor and reporter for German public radio, in the field of news, reportage. Alongside, I devote a greater part of my time to journalistic photography. I taught myself photography with a manual camera. Even to this day, I prefer shooting with manual settings and lenses. I classify my work as street photography and travel photography, executed with a clear journalistic-documentary consciousness and focus.