Registered nurse wearing face shield and mask looks down into the hallway.

Courage, Care and Compassion through COVID-19

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s journey documented through photos

On March 11, 2020, The World Health Organization declared a global pandemic.

Over the past three years, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has captured, through a series of journalistic photographs, the courage and compassion shown by our staff, the strength of our patients, and the emotional toll and loss that so many in our community experienced.

Moments in time are captured in these photographs. And it is through them that we honour the dedicated healthcare workers of St. Joe’s and the brave patients they served.

A selection of photos are being displayed at three of St. Joe’s campuses. Each campus played a vital and unique role in helping our community through the COVID-19 pandemic. View them at each Campus until March 17, 2023.

  • Charlton Campus (level 1, lobby, Juravinski Innovation Tower)
    50 Charlton Ave. E. Hamilton 
  • King Campus (main hallway, level 1, near the Vendor’s Corner)
    2757 King St. E. Hamilton
  • West 5th Campus (level 1 entrance)
    100 West 5th St. Hamilton

Photographers: Sahil Ali, Adam Gee, Christina Macaluso-Thomas, and Kendra Pierroz.

You’re not alone, we’re here for you.

Our healthcare workers have made a selfless commitment to care for our community during COVID-19. At work and at home, everyone has shown incredible strength. But even the strongest among us need help sometimes. Anxiety, exhaustion and compassion fatigue are all normal responses in this pandemic. It’s ok to say it: this is really hard.

Please remember there are a variety of free coping and resilience supports available to all healthcare workers by visiting,


Photographer Sahil Ali smiling with arms folded in front of wall.

A new immigrant to Canada from India, Sahil is a filmmaker and photographer based in Toronto. Unsure about everything else in his life apart from his camera skills, Sahil has spent a better part of his time in the new country, capturing raw and unguarded moments that encapsulate true emotions of his subjects. He is a multidisciplinary artist by profession with an avid interest in street photography and documentary filmmaking. Sahil holds a Master’s Degree in Communications and is currently working as a Video Producer for an international non-profit organization.

Photographer Adam Gee smiling while looking into the camera and leaning on a railing.

Having worked in the audio-visual department of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton for seven years, and in media production for ten years, Adam has substantial experience in photography, videography and media production. He particularly enjoys working areas that aren’t commonly accessible, such as the operating room – photographing or video streaming organ transplant surgeries during educational training sessions – as there’s a need to capture items in one take. Adam is a new home owner and when he isn’t strategizing ways to remove thatch on his quest for a picture-perfect lawn, he’s watching Marvel movies.

Photographer Christina Macaluso-Thomas smiling, wearing a t-shirt that says "Hamilton is Home".

Christina has been interested in photography from a young age, first learning how to photograph using film and then graduating to her first digital camera at the age of 13. She continued exploring multimedia arts in high school, where she was a member of the Audio-visual club and led the yearbook development in her Junior and Senior years. Christina studied music and digital media at St. Lawrence College and then music and psychology at the University of Ottawa. Working in the audio-visual department at St. Joe’s throughout the pandemic, she’s found it interesting to be documenting this notable point in history. Christina’s passion lies in photography, most notably shooting live music events of up-and-coming Rock and Indie bands, in addition to wedding photography. When Christina isn’t out hunting for Funko Pops or working on a jigsaw puzzle, she particularly likes photographing her two cats, especially if she can wrestle them into clothing or fancy hats.

Photographer Kendra Pierroz in a wide-brimmed hat smiling at the camera in front of dense foliage.

Kendra is an award-winning photographer who specializes in photojournalism, drone and lifestyle photography. Owner and founder of Dockflower Media she is proud to serve Hamilton and the greater Toronto area as a female entrepreneur shooting weddings, milestone events and corporate branding. Kendra is currently completing her MA in photography at Falmouth University and graduated from Queen’s University with an arts degree in theatre and a post-grad in digital media. Her passion for photography began while completing a two-year diploma in music and digital media at St. Lawrence College and throughout her photojournalism career with post-media and local news. When she isn’t behind the camera Kendra loves to perform in power-duo Wildbloom as a singer-songwriter and is the frontman for Loose Soul. On her days off Kendra can be found exploring the outdoors with her two Samoyed dogs. A member of the AV team since February 2021, Kendra is proud to be a media specialist ambassador for St. Joe’s Hamilton. Kendra says “it is an absolute honour and privilege to document this living history.”

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