Global Press Journal reporters carry their cameras as they work and live. The moments they capture highlight human connection across the globe.
Kennedy Maromo repairs a car’s exhaust pipe in an industrial area in Harare, Zimbabwe. Maromo has been a gas welder for 20 years, but because of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, he has fewer hours to earn money for his family.
Miller Marara paints a sign at a workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe. Marara says the coronavirus pandemic affected his profits, so he started gardening behind the workshop to make additional income.
Trymore Sagwati and his colleagues fill potholes with sand and cement in Ruwa, Zimbabwe. The government has started to repair roads to reduce accidents and damage to vehicles.
Lovemore Musiyiwa, who sells sugar cane when it’s in season, takes a bite in Westlea, Zimbabwe. Musiyiwa says on a good day he can make $70 from selling the sweet snack.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Crew members Benson Phiri and Roy Kamwali prepare for a tourist to bungee jump from a bridge over Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
A single bus is flagged through the Birchenough Bridge in Manicaland, Zimbabwe. The bridge, built in 1935, is in need of repairs and must be monitored to prevent vehicles of a certain weight from crossing.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Japhet Nyoni polishes a carved wooden sculpture, which will serve as a bottle stand, at a tourist market in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Pachawo Mudiwi holds a winnowing basket, which removes chaff from millet, in Bikita, Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Mudiwi takes advantage of a windy day to prepare the family’s harvest for storage.
Farai Mabiza wears a Spiderman costume to attract customers to toy merchandise displayed on his car in Harare, Zimbabwe. Mabiza says his business has not been lucrative during the coronavirus pandemic since toys are a luxury for some.
Kudakwashe Marimanzi, a member of Zimbabwe’s air force, prepares to lift debris from a helicopter that crashed into a home in Goromonzi, Zimbabwe. The crash killed all three on board and an 18-month-old resident of the home.
From left, Godknows Recha, 13, Simbarashe Mubango, 5, Muponesi Muridzo, 11, Bornlove Guda, 9, and Promise Muridzo, 11, play a board game called “tsoro” in Shona as they wait for a meal at a food center in Devonshire, a neighborhood in Sakubva, a suburb of Mutare, Zimbabwe. The center provides food for children whose guardians cannot afford school fees or meals at home.
Proud Muridzo, 13, plays with an old car tire in a suburb of Mutare, Zimbabwe. Proud says he and his younger brother play games outside because they don’t want some of their peers who aren’t going to school to introduce them to drugs and alcohol.
Tapiwa Ndahwi cuts sugarcane into pieces to plant at a farm in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe. After harvesting, the farm will supply the sugarcane to local companies that process sugar.
Kuda Matemadanda adjusts his rod while fishing at Mutirikwi River in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Matemadanda, who has worked as a gardener at this plot of land by the river for 20 years, enjoys fishing on his days off.
Elson Matorofa installs flooring in a building in Harare, Zimbabwe. Matorofa says he hopes the number of coronavirus cases continues to decrease because lockdowns have affected his ability to work.
Twinbless Kutsiwa, 10, plays a game called nhodo in Harare, Zimbabwe. She places small pebbles in a hole, throws a bigger pebble in the air, then tries to pull the pebbles out of the hole in time to catch the bigger pebble.
While guarding his maize fields from monkeys, Tawanda Nyorovai passes the time by crushing stones to sell to builders in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. When the maize is ripe, monkeys become a nuisance because they search for food in the fields.
Freddy Chikwaya and his nieces Rudo Chikwaya, 12, and Mary Chikwaya, 9, warm themselves by a fire as they sell beaded necklaces near Lake Mutirikwi in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Tourists have been visiting the area less since the coronavirus lockdown began, but Freddy Chikwaya expects things to get better now that the country has started vaccinations.
Innocent Murawa paints the ceiling of a home in Harare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s recent lockdown restricted many people’s ability to work. But individual contractors like Murawa have managed to find work painting and plastering homes.
Richard Notho Chapwanya hangs necklaces on a makeshift display at the arts and craft center in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. His business, which relies mostly on tourists, plummeted after the coronavirus lockdown began. He says he used to make $30 per day, but now he sometimes goes home with just $3 – or nothing at all.
Tatsunga Katsiga teaches her children Rudaviro Katsiga, 11, left, and Rukudzo Katsiga, 6, at their home in Southlea Park, a neighborhood in Harare, Zimbabwe. The country went into a second total lockdown on Jan. 5 to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Schools are closed, and parents are home-schooling their children.
Melinda Hungwa steams her throat and nose, which she believes will prevent the coronavirus, at her home in Harare, Zimbabwe. She puts vapor rub, ginger and garlic in hot water and covers her head with a blanket, breathing in the steam. Since Zimbabwe has recorded an increased number of coronavirus cases and deaths, people have attempted various ways to protect themselves, including steaming.
Clement Madi Makonde adds some finishing touches to one of the wood carvings he made while at the Mutare Farm Prison in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Makonde, who was imprisoned in 2014, says he spends most of his time making his art, which includes door mats, handbags, hats and wooden cooking utensils.
Dorothy Chishiri cuts dried branches from the shrubs around her home in Rusike, a rural area east of Harare, Zimbabwe. Chishiri says firewood is scarce in this part of the village and at times she has had to walk more than 20 kilometers (12 miles) in search of firewood.