The prompt for our assignment was simple: What do you think of when you see the word “home”? Thank you to every single photographer who participated. It takes courage to share something that can be so deeply personal.
As we went through all of your submissions, we were looking for the ones that explained why they represented home. We discovered that everyone finds home in different ways. People, food, our workplaces, or simply a feeling can make one feel at home. We also found some common themes. We saw rooms in a home, like the kitchen or a bedroom. We saw world travelers who find home anywhere. We saw how our loved ones can represent home no matter where we are.
However, many of the photos were missing a key piece of information: why this moment was special in their definition of home. When comparing two images, it was the caption that ultimately moved one forward into consideration for this final story. For example, Angela Amen's picture of her daughter's safe haven, or Ivan Lesica's grapes that transported him through time and space left us with narratives that we felt in our bones thanks to their visual and textual narrative.
This assignment was about your home and where you find it. Each of these final selections of photos crafted a narrative between the visuals and text in your captions that brought a little piece of your home to us.
We want to thank you again for opening your homes to us. We appreciate the heart and soul you all share with us.
Kristen is an Associate Photo Editor with the Your Shot team. She interned at the White House Photo Office under the Obama Administration as well as Education Week. A proud RIT alumna, dessert enthusiast and Finger Lakes, NY native, Kristen is excited to guide your photographic journey!
Christina is the Community Manager for Your Shot. Prior to joining Nat Geo, she had studied online communities, and also worked in global communications. Her interest in community started back with her first internship, where she cultivated community for families of U.S. diplomats abroad. When she’s not working, you'll most ...