Hannah Cai

Fundamentally, light is what camera technology captures to produce an image. Artistically, it can make photos special.

Pandemic portraits have been revealing a different form of light, one that's not weather or time dependent. This type of light gives me a reason to celebrate, even under difficult circumstances. It's the kind that invites you to a game of checkers at the park. It's full of smiles you don’t see but certainly feel from under a mask. It's a homemade poster expressing solidarity, a wave from a stranger at a crosswalk, and a story about meeting someone special.

This light highlights who people are becoming and where they're going, and it's my humble joy to discover it with a camera in hand.


Yehuda Inbar - Stata Center, MIT



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