The moment came on the final home visit of the day as independent and documentary photographer Rebecca Kiger traveled with Kanawha County officials around clinics and homes during COVID-19 vaccination efforts in June.
Kiger snapped a photograph of Elkview resident Dana Campbell at his home on June 4 before he received a vaccine. Now that photograph has received international attention as TIME Magazine has included the shot in the publication’s Top 100 Photos of 2021.
The West Virginia native told MetroNews she is proud of the photo for multiple reasons including how it honors the late Campbell. He died July 25 at the age of 94 surrounded by his family at his Elkview home.