[ Bangkok, THAILAND ] Buddhist monks wear face shields amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 as they collect alms on April 1, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. As of January 2021, Thailand has more than 10,053 confirmed COVID-19 cases and has entered a state of emergency in order to take stronger measures against the spread of the virus.

Allison JOYCE is an American photojournalist with over a decade of experience working in the United States and internationally. She is normally based in Bangladesh, but is currently living in Thailand during the Covid-19 pandemic. She covers news and human rights stories throughout the region with a special focus on gender issues. She has been covering the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh since 2010. She works regularly as a stringer for Getty Images and has also contributed work to clients and publications such as the Washington Post, New York Times, National Geographic, Bloomberg, TIME, Marie Claire, NPR, Associated Press, and Reuters.