Marion Krueger, 85, Kirkland, Washington. Great-grandmother with an easy laugh.
Kious Kelly, 48, New York. Nurse in the fight against covid-19.
Floyd Cardoz, 59, Montclair. Indian chef of fine dining.
Clair Dunlap, 89, Washington. Pilot who still taught people to fly at 88.
Romi Cohn, 91, New York. It hid 56 Gestapo Jewish families.
April Dunn, 33, Baton Rouge. He defended the rights of people with disabilities.
Myles Coker, 69, New York, released after being sentenced to life in prison.
Maria Garcia-Rodelo, 52, Nevada. He took his children to school every morning.
Ina Shaw Mirviss, 93, Stamford. I had scientific discussions over dinner.
Lila A. Fenwick, 87, New York. The first black woman to graduate from Harvard Law School.
These are ten names and small obituaries, but on the cover of The New York Times are a thousand names, of the nearly 100 thousand that belong to the fatal victims caused by the new coronavirus.
“Instead of the articles, photographs or graphics that normally appear on the front page of The New York Times, this Sunday there is only one list: a long and solemn list of people whose lives have been lost due to the coronavirus pandemic,” read in the article that explains the project.
Simone Landon, sub-editor of the New York Times graphic department, wanted to do something that represented the deaths that were recorded, week after week. It was necessary to “represent the number in a way that conveys the vastness and variety of lives lost”.
With the 100 deadly milestone approaching, the time had come. So we thought about the cover and how to make the idea come true. Putting 100,000 points or figures on a page “doesn’t say much about who the people were, the lives they had, what that means for us as a country,” said Landon. The alternative was to compile obituaries and news of deaths of victims of the covid-19, from large and small newspapers across the country.