John Moore is a World Press- and Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and senior staff photographer and special correspondent for Getty Images. He has photographed in 65 countries on six continents and was posted internationally for 17 years, first to Nicaragua, then India, South Africa, Mexico, Egypt and Pakistan. He currently resides in Stamford, Connecticut.

In March of 2020, John was covering the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in Washington State and upon returning home, like many, was in lockdown. At this time he turned his camera on his home state in Connecticut to document the effects of the pandemic on his community.

From the front-line responders such as EMS and doctors to volunteers helping seniors get food, from the tragic deaths to the amazing stories of support and survival, Ground Intelligence: Covering COVID with John Moore seeks to show what COVID looks like in and around Connecticut.

Where to Watch

Ground Intelligence: Covering COVID with John Moore premieres Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 8 p.m. on CPTV. It encores Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 11 p.m. on CPTV.

Concurrent with its CPTV premiere, the program will be available to watch on-demand:

It will also be available on the Connecticut Public App. (Visit Google Play or the Apple App Store to download the app.)

More About the Program

With the Northeast being the epicenter in America, Fairfield County, with its close proximity to New York City, has been one of the most ravaged epicenters of this disease. This film documents John’s experience covering the pandemic in Connecticut and New York. The film is an on-the-ground experience of what it is like on the front lines.

John has unprecedented access due to his credentials and mentality. And we will experience the story as seen by one of the world’s preeminent photojournalists and gain a glimpse into what it takes to tell these stories.

In the words of John Moore, “I think it’s important to educate people on what things look like in the world. Not what people tell them they are, what they hear they are, what they’ve read about on Facebook or in a tweet; I want people to see the way it really looks.”

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