Ten essential workers describe what their lives are like during the coronavirus outbreak

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Kent Nishimura is a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times.
Dania Maxwell is a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times. Before joining the newsroom in 2018, she spent two years freelancing in Colombia, South America, where she produced a short documentary film about the Wayuu people and how they are affected by one of the world’s largest open coal mines in La Guajira. Previously, she spent three years as a staff photographer at the Naples Daily News in Florida. While there she was awarded an Emmy, POYi, Sigma Delta Chi and Edward R. Murrow award for her work photographing and filming an adolescent boy becoming a man while he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Maxwell received a master’s degree in visual communication from Ohio University and completed internships at the Oregonian and the Sandusky Register. She has attended Eddie Adams and the Missouri Photo Workshop. A California native, she received her bachelor of arts from Sarah Lawrence College.
Jason Armond is a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times. A native of North Carolina, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received a bachelor’s in media and journalism. His work as a photographer and videographer has been recognized by the Hearst Journalism Awards, the White House News Photographers Assn. and the North Carolina College Media Assn. As a freelance visual journalist, his work has been featured in several publications before joining The Times.
Gabriella Angotti-Jones is a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times. She is originally from Capistrano Beach, Calif., was previously an intern at the New York Times, following internships at the Tampa Bay Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where she earned a degree in environmental studies.