Hands Around Hale

Yesterday parents, students, and community members joined hands to form a “human chain of love” around Hale Elementary School in Minneapolis to protest political inaction on gun violence. They stood silently for 17 minutes, holding each other’s hands, in remembrance of the 17 people who were murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14th.

Audrey Back, age 8, holds hands with her mom Nicole Starks outside Hale Elementary School where she attends third grade.

[Hands Around Hale] was a poignant reminder that Sandy Hook could happen again if nothing changes.

For more, read the [MinnPost article] where some of these photos were published.

Portraits of Entropy

My lovely friend Kristen asked me if I’d capture her in a way that embraces her imperfection and her struggles through Big Life Questions that she’s been grappling with. They’re questions I and so many others are asking ever more urgently as the world’s chaos becomes increasingly visible:

How to break down in order to break open. How to let go of perfectionism without letting go of the endless drive to be better. How to hold ourselves unflinchingly and continue on, even as we uncover the evils we’ve internalized. Where these seeming abstracts live within our physical bodies. 

I hope these images do justice to some of that questioning

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