9 Picture Tales That Will Problem Your View Of The World


As you may have heard, this week has been a year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic – a full year in which our daily lives in the United States have been disrupted. As we delve into the anniversary and what it means, people look forward to spending more time outdoors with loved ones as spring comes and more vaccines arrive. We looked back on a year of the coronavirus pandemic and saw how emotional a roller coaster ride was. National Geographic asked photographers from all over the world to share their thoughts. Celeste Sloman photographed a New Mexico community whose teenagers were struggling with mental health and saw an increase in suicide attempts after a year of peer isolation.

Tara Wray captured a year of uncertainty with her family on her camera while Harry Borden has a new book on what it means to be a single father. For one last look at winter, please enjoy Elena Anosova’s photos of people on the ice of Russia’s famous Lake Baikal. Photographer Pilar Olivares told the story of Brazilian women exposed to intimate partner violence at the lockdown, and Ruxx Naqvi learned to love her city again by photographing it last year.

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