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Rita Azar illustrates a photojournalism article for 360 MAGAZINE

Thomson Reuters Foundation x Omidyar Network

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has joined forces with Omidyar Network to document the devastating effects of COVID-19 on millions of people around the globe.

Using photography and journalism, COVID-19: The Bigger Picture aims to tell the stories of those most affected and most vulnerable to the pandemic that has changed the lifestyles of each person on the planet.

Antonio Zappulla, the CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, said, “This pandemic is a global crisis like no other, affecting every person on the planet. The world is grappling daily to understand its scale and severity against an onslaught of information and misinformation. It has never been more critical to lean on the power of journalism excellence to cut through the noise with accurate and impartial storytelling.”

The Thomson Reuters Foundation works to advance media freedom and promote human rights while Omidyar Network is committed to building inclusive and equitable societies. Though the impact has been widespread, the goal of the project is to show how social inequality that existed before the inception of the virus has only been magnified by the spread of the pandemic.

“This virus has devastated lives and livelihoods across the globe. By combining the storytelling capabilities of the Thomson Reuters Foundation with photos from people whose lives have been upended by the pandemic, we will not only see the impacts on everyday life but also the systemic inequalities that brought us to this dire moment,” said Mike Kubzansky, the CEO of Omidyar Network.

COVID-19: The Bigger Picture, consists of two parts. First, a photojournalism competition allows anyone to submit a photo capturing the devastation of the coronavirus. Entrants may submit one photo with the prize being a photojournalism class taught by Thomson Reuters Foundation’s trainers. Photos may be entered beginning August 12th.

The documentation also includes a series of photo essays focusing on the United States. Experienced and decorated journalists will uncover the stories of workers assisting the elderly in Florida, caretakers of children in North Carolina and more. The photoessays will be released over the next three months, and readers can sign up to be notified when each essay is published.

“By capturing individual experiences, The Bigger Picture will document a wider story. It is only then, that we can truly change the narrative,” Zappulla said.

360 MAGAZINE, music, illustration, Sara Sandman

Lil Baby The Bigger Picture

Intro – News Voiceover “Protests continue amid a growing national outcry over the death of George Floyd (No Justice No Peace in the background), Last Night peaceful protests in Minneapolis escalated as demonstrators clashed with police, who fired tear gas and rubber bullets. The main message that they have is that they want to see the officers involved, they want to see those officers arrested. A well-known Atlanta attorney says without the video of what happened, he doesn’t believe any district attorney would have brought any criminal charges against them.”

Trade my 4×4 for a G63 Ain’t no more free Lil Steve I gave them chance and chance and chance again I even done told them please I find it crazy the police will shoot you and know that you dead but still tell you to freeze Fucced up I seen what I seen I guess that mean hold him down if he say he can’t breath It’s too many mothers that grieving They killing us for no reason Been going on for too long to get even Throw us in cages like dogs and hyenas I went to court and they sent me to prison My mama was crushed when they said I can’t leaveFirst I was drunk then I sobered up quick when I heard all that time they gave to Taleeb He got a life sentence plus We just some products of our environment How the fucc they gone blame us You can’t fight fire with fire I know but at least we can turn up the flames some Every colored person ain’t dumb And all Whites not racist I be judging by the mind and heart I ain’t really into faces Fucced up the way that we livin is not getting’ better you gotta know how to survive Crazy I had to tell all of my loved ones to carry a gun when they going outside Stare in the mirror whenever you drive Overprotective, go crazy for mine You gotta pay attention to the signs Seems like the blind following the blind Thinking ‘bout everything that’s going on I boost security up in my home I’m with my kind if they right or they wrong I call him now he’ll pick up the phone And it’s 5 in the morning he waking up on it Tell them wherever I’m at then they comin’ I see blue lights, I get scared and start runnin’ That shit be crazy, they supposed to protect us Throw us in handcuffs and arrest us While they go home at night, that shit messed up Knowing we needed help, they neglect us Wondering who goin make them respect us I can see in your eye that you fed up Fuck around got my shot I won’t let up They know that we a problem together They know that we can storm any weather


It’s bigger than Black and White It’s a problem with the whole way of life It can’t change overnight But we gotta start some whereMight as well gone ‘head start here We done had a hell of a year I’m goin make it count while I’m here God is the only man I fear

Verse 2

Fuck it I’m goin on the front line He goin bust yo’ ass if you come pass that gun line You know when the storm go away Then the sunshine U gotta put your head in the game When it’s crunch time I want all my sons to grow up to be monsters I want all my daughters to show out in public Seems like we losing our country But we gotta stand up for something So this what it comes to Every video I see on my conscious I got power now I gotta say somethin’ Corrupted police been the problem where I’m from But I would be lying if I said it was all of ‘em I didn’t do this for the trend I don’t follow them Altercations with the law, had a lot of ‘em People speaking for the people I’m proud of ‘em Stick together we can get it up out of ‘em I can’t lie like I don’t rap about killing and dope But I’m telling my youngins’ to vote I did what I did cuz I didn’t have no choice or no hope I was forced to just jump in and go This bullshit is all that we know But it’s time for a change Got time to be serious No time for no games We ain’t takin’ no more Let us go from them chains God bless their souls every one of the names


Verse 3

They trainin’ officers to kill us They shootin’ protestors with these rubber bullets They regular people I know that they feel it These scars too deep to heal us What happen to covid Nobody remember it ain’t Makin sense I’m just here to vent It happened to one of yo people it’sdifferent, We get it, the system is wicked just learn how to pick it Knowledge is power, I swear I’m a witness I know that I’m gifted I won’t go too deep, cuz I’m scared they’ll get me I ain’t scared to admit it some shit I can’t mention It’s people who can, well here’s the chance I won’t take the stand But I’ll take a stand for what I believe Must not be breathing the air that I breathe You know the way that I bleed you can bleed I never been a fan of police But my neighborhood know I try to keep peace So it’s only right I get in the streets March for a reason not just on GP Our people died for us to be free Fuck do you mean This was a dream Now we got the power that we need to have They don’t want us with it and that’s why they mad

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