Lois Chicano, a retired nurse and volunteer, administers a COVID-19 vaccine shot to resident Gary Arndt (right) at the Prospect Senior Center in Prospect, Connecticut on Feb. 23, 2021. “It’s exhausting but it’s also very rewarding,” Chicano said. “They’re (the residents) so appreciative of the work we’re doing.”

Visuals and remarks from a Connecticut vaccine clinic going above and beyond to help its community.

Photos and text by Daniel Passapera

Connecticut seniors certainly face difficulties when it comes to scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments in a digital age. However, what if the vaccines were brought to them without the hassle of wait times, potential exposure and URLs?


A protestor lifts a sign in memory of Breonna Taylor, Geroge Floyd, and Ahmad Aubery in Cheshire, Connecticut on June 7, 2020. By: Daniel Passapera

My visual diary of the BLM protesters I met throughout Connecticut

Over a month has passed since the murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A morbid tragedy, the same of nearly 400 years worth of suffering reignited a seemingly everlasting cry throughout the country; the fight against inequality.

A powerful wave of young protestors, activists and people who are simply sick and tired of racism in America swept the country off its feet in just one month.

The sorrow and anger stemmed over 1,500 miles to a state almost three and a half times smaller than Minnesota.

Connecticut, home to a mere 3.5 million people swept…


Mark Venice, 18, working the register at a local supermarket in Cheshire during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Taken on April 19, 2020.

The faces and stories of the unsung heroes of Connecticut’s workforce during COVID-19.

Photos and text by Daniel Passapera

For hundreds of thousands of Connecticut workers, being essential means being on the frontlines during one of the worst public health crises since the Spanish Flu of 1918.

No matter the profession, every person working in public-facing occupations is on the frontlines and exposed to COVID-19 (Sars-Cov-2). Workers in some occupations have received more recognition than others. However, each essential worker plays an important role in helping Connecticut stay afloat.

Connecticut’s non-essential stay-at-home order went into effect on March 23…

Daniel Passapera

Quinnipiac ’23 | Photojournalist | Creative Storyteller | Photographer at Quinnipiac University | Connecticut based — 06410 | https://linktr.ee/danpass19

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