21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic

The image "Oxygen" is part of the series "Silent Screams" created after a tragic fire in the intensive care unit for infectious diseases in a Romanian hospital, caused by an explosion. Seven women carbonized from the fire were found tied up to their treatment beds in the locked room. The event is one of many in the last years that led to suspicions and testimonies about the health care system, revealing inhumane patient treatments. The total number of explosions in hospitals is unknown.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Nojorid, Romania
Camera: NIKON D610
Copyright: © Daciana Lipai