Photographer Jeison Riascos is capturing not just dramatic stories from the pandemic but also the solidarity shown by residents of his hometown, Quibdó.
A woman sits in front of her kiosk piled high with fresh fish in a market along the Atrato River. Even in a mask, her face reveals her despair and expectation—common feelings right now for those battling the COVID-19 pandemic in Quibdó, the capital of Chocó, a region home to many of Colombia's Black and indigenous people.
Photojournalist Jeison Riascos captured this image while documenting the outbreak in his hometown in the west of the country. A freelancer for El Espectador, one of Colombia's main newspapers, his work has appeared in The New York Times, AFP and many local media outlets. He is also the co-creator of Talento Chocoano, a webpage that tells outstanding stories from the Chocó region.