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An Artist’s Brainstorm: Put Photos On Those Faceless Ebola Suits
National Public Radio

How often does this happen: You’re listening to a news story describing some problem halfway around the world and you say to yourself, “I know how to fix that!” It’s not your area of expertise. It’s not a place you know. But you are sure that if you went there you could solve the problem.

Los Angeles artist Mary Beth Heffernan is the rare person who decided to actually give it a try. Last summer, Heffernan, who is also an art professor at Occidental College, became obsessed with Ebola — particularly the images of the health care workers in those protective suits, or PPE as they’re called for short.

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