John Moore was covering the conditions inside the Ebola patient holding centers in Monrovia, Liberia, when a crowd attacked the isolation ward and began pulling patients out.
A burial team had arrived to remove four bodies from the holding center, when a crowd, many who believe that the Eloba virus outbreak is a hoax, marched on the isolation ward.
“I saw one man carrying a small girl by one arm up in the air, and she was screaming, and the crowd carried them off…’
John shared what he witnessed with Kelly McEvers from NPR.
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About John Moore
John Moore is a senior staff photographer for Getty Images, currently based in New York City.
Moore has won top photography awards throughout his career. He has been honored four times from World Press Photo for both domestic and international work. The Overseas Press Club awarded him the prestigious Robert Capa Gold Medal for his work in Pakistan and the John Faber Award for his work in the refugee camps in Zaire. Both Pictures of the Year International and the National Press Photographers Association have named him the photographer of the year. He was part of the Associated Press team that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for coverage of the war in Iraq and, as a Getty staffer, was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer for Breaking News Photography for his coverage of the Arab Spring.
Since 2010 he has also focused on immigration issues throughout the United States. For 2013, with immigration reform at the top of the national agenda, Moore has spent most of the year photographing border security and immigration issues in Arizona, Texas, Colorado and in New York. This work has been consistently and prominently published throughout the U.S. media.
Moore joined Getty Images in 2005 based in Islamabad, Pakistan until July 2008. During that time he worked throughout South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and particularly in Pakistan, where he courageously captured the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. For the past five years he has been based in the United States, first in Colorado, where he covered the worst effects of the recession on American families, bringing an exclusive and heartbreaking look at the nation's foreclosure crisis.
After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990, Moore joined the Associated Press, first based in Nicaragua, then India, South Africa, Mexico and Egypt. He has photographed in more than 75 countries on five continents