I noticed a theme of human connection and relationships in my favorite photographs from the past year.
The images reveal what most of us missed in 2020 as communities, families, friends and sports fans felt more safe to share the same physical space again.
From the energy in the room as a local capoeira group sang and danced to celebrate finally hosting their first annual belt ceremony to a mother’s hesitation dropping off her first-grader for in-person learning, society tried to begin healing and process our collective grief.
The selection of moments below show how we cope and how we cherish our time together, perhaps more than we did before.
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