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(This interview was conducted in Portuguese.)
Mauricio Susin (@maususin1) has his #EyesOn Zika. With his camera, the Brazilian photojournalist is increasing awareness about the mosquito outbreaks in his hometown of Salvador. For Mauricio, documenting victims hits especially close to home. “I am a part of these stories, as I caught Zika last year and really felt the stress of there not being any vaccines, treatments or knowledge about the consequences of the illness,” he says. Mauricio recalls the anxiety he felt, and now captures the same emotion in his subjects: “I hope these photographs capture Brazil’s fight against Zika and help spark reflection around the challenges we face as a country of the future.”