Ashfaque Ahmed (42), a healthcare worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a nasal swab sample from locals for Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT), along the river Yamuna, on September 27, 2020 in New Delhi, India. He is one of the many thousand anonymous health workers who have been out in the field collecting samples through sun, rain and cold. He has taken around 30,000 samples during the last five months individually with record 1,101 tests on a single day.
Mayank Makhija is a freelance photojournalist based in New Delhi, India representing NurPhoto Agency (Italy). He was selected for IPF2020 Portfolio Review by Natgeo Editorial team and was also a part of IPF2019 Editing workshop by Alexa Keefe (Senior Photo Editor, Nat Geo). His work has appeared in Reuters, Getty Images, BBC News, Le Monde, NPR, CNN, Deutsche Welle, Business Insider, Forbes India, and Caravan Magazine among others.