Capturing up-close and personal impacts of COVID-19 in a social distancing Utah

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When photojournalists are at their best, they’re often right in the heart of the story. They are getting up-close and personal with their subjects — and it’s that level of intimacy that makes their photo so powerful.

So it’s fair to say that when we first heard the term social distancing, our Deseret News photographers cringed. That’s not in their DNA.

Laura Seitz, a staff photographer with the Deseret News for almost 24 years, is one of the best examples of someone who was deeply affected by the 6-foot social distancing rule.

When asked to give her thoughts to the challenges of this year as a photojournalist, Seitz shared a quote from acclaimed photographer Robert Capa, who once said “if your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”

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