The goal of this assignment was to bridge our world's growing empathy gap through photos — and I couldn't have asked for a most diverse array of images responding to the five prompts I supplied: borders, patriotism, faith, love, and family.
It was a joy poring through the 10,000+ images you submitted to find my favorites, and puzzling through which photos to connect, and why, was a great challenge. These five concepts aren't necessarily easy to capture — and I appreciate the range of literal and more metaphorical interpretations of each. Funnily enough, the prompt that I thought would be the easiest and most relatable for everyone (love) had the fewest responses — and the ones that I thought would be the most challenging (borders and patriotism) yielded some of my favorite submitted images.
These are my attempts to connect all of us through the photographs you sent — sometimes to highlight the different ways we can see the same idea, but hopefully more often to show how similar we can be.