The Wider Image: Dealing with the dead: the female undertakers of Harlem
Alisha Narvaez, 36, the manager at International Funeral & Cremation Services, a funeral home in Harlem, stands in front of a row of deceased people stored inside cardboard boxes that are assigned to be cremated, as she takes a phone call, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S., April 9, 2020. At the beginning of the pandemic, Narvaez sent her 17-year-old daughter to live with her twin sister, but after two weeks the distance was too much. "It's always just been me and her and she wanted to come home," said Narvaez. "I gotta make sure I keep healthy just not to harm her," she added. "Although she's been in quarantine for several weeks, every day I come home from work is Day Zero for her." REUTERS/Andrew Kelly SEARCH "CORONAVIRUS FUNERAL HOMES SLUM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.