I took the photo presented below just over a year ago to be part of ABCNJ’s Sacred Safe Spaces initiative.

There’s so much about the photo I love. I love how the late Winter light creates deep shadows which bring out the natural texture of skin. I love the range of skin tones coming together to display part of the tapestry of humanity. I love how it conveys the strength of gentleness, as open hands come together in solidarity.

I find it beautiful because it reveals the way humanity rises is through humility, compassion, and gentleness.

Nikon D7000 with 18-105mm lens
ISO 800
1/640 sec

Hands overlay one another in gentleness and compassion