“We have had quite a year. A pandemic has disproportionately hit black communities and devastated families. Millions of people are unemployed. Black people continue to be subjugated to violence at the hands of police and other players upholding systemic White supremacy and anti-blackness. I am exhausted. And I know my friends, family, and neighbors are, too. We have families to feed, children to play with, laundry that needs to be folded, work that needs to be done, yards that need to be tended to, masks to procure, groceries to sanitize, and bills that need to be paid. This photo essay was a much needed respite from the emotional weight that accompanies photographing the current protests and uprisings. It is a quick glimpse into the lives of the ones I love most as we all do our best in those in-between moments full of rest, recovery, grief, and joy.” — Alexis Hunley
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