COVID Check-In with Kyle Cassidy

Virtual Memories Show
COVID Check-In: Kyle Cassidy

Photojournalist Kyle Cassidy checks in from Philadelphia. We talk about his new photo series, Between Us and Catastrophe (recently excerpted at Hidden City), where he’s photographing and interviewing (at a distance) the healthcare workers, essential personnel and volunteers who are keeping the world going during the pandemic. We talk about the awful choices that nurses have to make, the technical challenges of the series, his aggravation at neighbors holding porch parties, the book on Icelandic sweaters that he’d love to get back to, his decades-old flash that’s been waiting for this moment, his fundamental belief in the goodness of humanity, and more. Give it a listen! And go check out Between Us and Catastrophe!

You can listen to all these COVID Check-In episodes at The COVID-19 Sessions. My two full-length podcasts with Kyle were in 2012 and 2017

Listen to the conversation! Then check out the archives for more conversations from The Before Times.

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About our Guest

Kyle Cassidy is a photographer and filmmaker who has worked closely with nurses the past two years creating curriculum and training materials. His most recent book is This Is What a Librarian Looks Like: A Celebration of Libraries, Communities, and Access to Information, from Hachette. You can follow him on Twitter and see his photography on Smugmug

Credits: The conversation was recorded remotely via Zencastr. I used a Heil PR-40 Dynamic Studio Recording Microphone feeding into a Cloudlifter CL-1 and a Mackie Onyx Blackjack 2×2 USB Recording Interface. All processing and editing done in Adobe Audition CC. Photos of Kyle and Sara by Kyle. The one of him is on my instagram; the picture of Sara is part of Between Us and Catastrophe.

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