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2022 PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD CONTEST

CAREGIVING
AGING WELL FOR ALL

The NCOA Gallery is pleased to present the new photography series Caregiving—Aging Well for All. The National Council on Aging invited photographers and visual artists to share their stories of older adults in community and caregivers who have been caring for their aging loved one. We provide a platform for artistic expression in order to foster a dialogue and drive innovation in the photographic arts to encourage everyone to care for those who once cared for us, as we believe caregiving for older adults is one of the highest honors.

“One person caring for another represents life’s greatest value.”

JIM ROHN


The exhibition includes the top 20 awarded photos and hundreds of emotional images of caregivers and their loved ones. Part of this exhibition is exploring the inescapable bonds between caregivers and their older loved ones. Some images evoke intense feelings. The exhibition presents many distinguished photographers and artists who document older adults and caregivers; spending time with each other. The experiences are both unique and universally human.

The photographers ask us “to look at stereotypes about aging with challenges, about who the caregivers are, and about the typical relationship between a companion and someone who needs help.” As we age, we are more aware and take close notice of the generations ahead of us. Finding empathy is the key to maintaining a good relationship and communicating with older adults. Caregiving requires understanding, focus and intentional support. Caring is momentous.

Supporting caregivers matters—we are working together to empower caregivers and their loved ones—so all can experience aging well. At NCOA, our vision is a just and caring society in which each of us, as we age, lives with dignity, purpose, and security. We believe aging well is something every person deserves—regardless of gender, color, sexuality, income, or zip code.


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Photos featured in this gallery are for exclusive use by the National Council on Aging. Visitors requesting to download any featured image must contact the artist directly to gain usage permission.





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© Abatt Cynthia, About These Fingernails
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© Steven Smith, Night-Watch
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© Ellen Jacob, I Am Family: Orna and Ed in The Park
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©  Michael Paras, Activist
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© Steve White, Companionship
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© Sonya Tanae Fort, Brothers In Arms
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© Connie Springer, Saimi and Her Nurse
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© Mark Coggins, Friends In The Park
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© Shoshana Fink, Rose
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© Mark Holley, Mom Laughs
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© Hanna Latham, A Glimpse Of Beauty
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© Alex Eggleston, Elliston
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© Michael McFadden, Grandma Cookie
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© Michael Paras, Rachael
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© Lisa Winner and Stephana Ferrell, Grandpa
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© Connie Springer, Aquatic Physical Therapy
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Joseph Bui, Dad's Haircut
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© Mark Coggins, Spirited Debate
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© Claudia Kass Lascola, Putting on Socks
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© Nina Weinberg Doran, Touch
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© White Steven, These Are The Best Stories
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© Cynthia Abatt, Thankful Embrace
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© Nina Weinberg Doran, Sun Bathing
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© Cynthia Abatt, Necessary Maintenance
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© Cynthia Abatt, Comforting Touch
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© Cynthia Abatt, Supportive Friends

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© Richard P. Stevens, Caring Both Ways
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© Richard P. Stevens, Self-Portrait at A Funeral

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© Richard P. Stevens, Everyday Strong

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© Steven Smith, Caregiver

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© Sharon Rodriguez, Caring Near The End
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© Michael Paras, Sammy
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© Michael Paras, Marine

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© Michael Paras, Sailing Captain

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© Michael Paras, Judge Sanchez

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© Michael Paras, Bass Fisherman

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© Michael Paras, Larry Silver

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© Michael Paras, Lorraine Joe

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© White Steven, Hayride with Grandma

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© Alex Eggleston, Mom and Mamour

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© Alex Eggleston, Struggle
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© Alex Eggleston, Aging Hands

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© Shoshana Fink, Hospice Care

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© Ashley Howard, We All Need a Hand Sometimes

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© Ashley Howard, Love Never Dies

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© Mark Holley, Shirley and Donald

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© Mark Holley, First Snow

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© Nina Weinberg Doran, Son

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© Nina Weinberg Doran, Ella and Bunny
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© Nina Weinberg Doran, Shuffling

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© Nina Weinberg Doran, Pink Pants

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© Nina Weinberg Doran, Father

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© Nina Weinberg Doran, Mother

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© Paula Abreu Pita, Making Soup
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© Paula Abreu Pita, Console
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© Paula Abreu Pita, Dorita Waters The Plants Before Leaving

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© Paula Abreu Pita, Cheers

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© Paula Abreu Pita, Gardening

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© Paula Abreu Pita, Praying The Rosary

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© Paula Abreu Pita, Sewing and Reading The Newspaper

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© Paula Abreu Pita, Watching The News

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© Paula Abreu Pita, Dorita Fixes The Hem of My Grandma's Pants

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© Alana McKibben, My Father's Insulin

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© Alana McKibben, Holding On To Love 62 Years

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© Leroy Skalstad, Ray

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© Leroy Skalstad, Milton
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© Mark Holley, Beach Spin

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© Ellen Jacob, Kim and Henry

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© Ellen Jacob, Orna and Ed at Lincoln Center

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© Mark Holley, Pills I

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© Mark Holley, Pills II

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© Claudia Kass Lascola, Companions

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© Claudia Kass Lascola, Secondlove

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© Ellen Jacob, Clover and Evelyn

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© Claudia Kass Lascola, Legacy

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© Claudia Kass Lascola, Sonday

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© Hannah Latham, A Hug From Tammy

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© Hannah Latham, Gram At Sturdy

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© Hannah Latham, Miriam Checking On Gram Her Tremors

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© Hannah Latham, Checking Vitals

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© Hannah Latham, Miriam's Beauty Salon

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© Hannah Latham, Stopping To Blow Her Nose With Miriam

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© Hannah Latham, Gramp Organizing Medications

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© Hannah Latham, Tammy Holding Down Gram's Tremors

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© Connie Springer, Entertaining Older Folks

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© Kristin Zimet, Embrace
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© Michael McFadden, The Diligent Daughter

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© Connie Springer, Polish Mother and Son

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© Connie Springer, The Kiss

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© Connie Springer, Siblings and Cousins

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© Connie Springer, Nuns

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© Connie Springer, Three Old Friends

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© Connie Springer, The Spencers

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© Connie Springer, Gretchen Turns 100

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© Jessica Goedeke, Guidance

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© Jessica Goedeke, Mama and Grandma

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© Katina Bitsicas, Goodbye
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© Katina Bitsicas, Caregiving Exhaustion

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© Katina Bitsicas, Final Checkup

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© Katina Bitsicas, Eternal Rest

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© Bozena Pilat, Many Years Like One

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© Bozena Pilat, Many Seasons

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© Bozena Pilat, Many Joys

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© Bozena Pilat, Many Benches to Rest on

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© Bozena Pilat, Many Things in Common

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© Bozena Pilat, Many Bridges and Rivers

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© Bozena Pilat, Many Crossing to Cross

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© Britta Manges, Bird Watching

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© Britta Manges, Sharing Time

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© Britta Manges, Unconditional Connection

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© Britta Manges, Babes Hour

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© Britta Manges, Valued Minutes

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© Britta Manges, Family Memories

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© Britta Manges, Cherished Moment

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© Nina Weinberg Doran, Solitude

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© Nina Weinberg Doran, Winter Sun

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© Mark Coggins, Friends

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© Mark Coggins, Born to Be Wild

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© Mark Coggins, Look Out

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© Mark Coggins, Old Man and the Sea Board

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© Mark Coggins, Happy New Year

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© Sharon Rodriguez, Udo Homeless Senior

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© Sharon Rodriguez, Daughter Visits during Pandemic

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© Sharon Rodriguez, Caring through the Pandemic Window

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© Sharon Rodriguez, Daughter Caring for Mom through the Pandemic Window

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© Sharon Rodriguez, Grand Dogs Care for Gramsey too

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© Sharon Rodriguez, Mom on Her Birthday during the Pandemic

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© Sharon Rodriguez, Sharon Sharing Hugs with Mom after Window Visits

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©  Archil Pichkadze, Young Dancers and Seniors 9

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© Victoria Atencio, Best Pals

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© Victoria Atencio, Crafting

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© Victoria Atencio, Faithful Volunteer

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© Victoria Atencio, Cozy Afternoon

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© Victoria Atencio, Quiet Moments

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© Katina Bitsicas, 100 Year Old

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© Katina Bitsicas, Daily Pills

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© Tallulah Schwartz, Lunch
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© Tallulah Schwartz, Night Cap

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© Tallulah Schwartz, 97

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© Tallulah Schwartz, Two Halves

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© Tallulah Schwartz, Telehealthy

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© Tallulah Schwartz, Chloe After Dinner

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© Francisco Pulido, Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

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© Francisco Pulido, Sunset Smile
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© Joseph Bui, Mother's Hands

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© Joseph Bui, Mom and Dad at the Table

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© Joseph Bui, Family at the Graveyard

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© Allen Vu, Ong Ngoai 1

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© Allen Vu, Ong Ngoai 2

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© Allen Vu, Ong Ngoai 6

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© Allen Vu, Ong Ngoai 7

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© Lisa Winner and Stephana Ferrell, Time of Death

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© Kristin Zimet, Hold On

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© Kristin Zimet, Passus Est

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© Diane Fenster, Compassionate Heart

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© Diane Fenster, Contagion

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© Diane Fenster, Pyrexia

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© Diane Fenster, Seeking Comfort

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© Diane Fenster, Perchance To Dream

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© Diane Fenster, Waiting

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© Lisa Winner and Stephana Ferrell, Daughterhood 1st Meeting

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© Lisa Winner and Stephana Ferrell, Daughterhood Final Appointment

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© Lisa Winner and Stephana Ferrell, Waiting

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© Lisa Winner and Stephana Ferrell, Daughterhood Independence

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© Lisa Winner and Stephana Ferrell, Daughterhood–The End is Near

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© Lisa Winner and Stephana Ferrell, Grief

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© Lisa Winner and Stephana Ferrell, Moving Day

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© Mary Donahue, Through the Glass

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© Mary Donahue, Through the Glass—March

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© Mary Donahue, Through the Glass—January

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© Mary Donahue, Through the Glass—Her Hand

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© Ricky Beron, News

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© Ricky Beron, Biker

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© Ricky Beron, Morning Walk

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© Ricky Beron, Seria

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© Ricky Beron, The Break

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© Ricky Beron, Neighbors Walking

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© Yi Fan, Street Chess

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© Alexandra Buxbaum, Friendship Spain

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© Alexandra Buxbaum, Social Hour 2 Spain

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© Alexandra Buxbaum, Snuggly Couple

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© Alexandra Buxbaum, Cartagena Chile

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© Alexandra Buxbaum, La Boca Buenos Aires
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© Alexandra Buxbaum, Sunday Market Buenos Aires

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© Sonya Tanae Fort, Father and Son

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© Sonya Tanae Fort, Why So Serious

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© Sonya Tanae Fort, Pondering Life

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© Sonya Tanae Fort, Support System

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© Madison Casagranda, Mother

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© Madison Casagranda, Kisses

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© Madison Casagranda, Mirror Mirror

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© Madison Casagranda, Comfort

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© Madison Casagranda, The Train Man 3

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© Rachel Berkowitz

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© Rachel Berkowitz

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© Rachel Berkowitz

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© Janet Powers, Wes with Beer

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© Janet Powers, Between the Flowers

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© Janet Powers, Beach Walk

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© Janet Powers, Dad on Scooter

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© Dafna Steinberg, Mama and Me By Daddy's Grave

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© Dafna Steinberg, Mama By Daddy's Grave

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© Dafna Steinberg, Mama In Her Swimsuit

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© Seth Birch, Reminiscence

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© Seth Birch, The Couple

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© Seth Birch, Happy Birthday

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© Jacob Wright, Fortification

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© Jacob Wright, Jubilation

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© Shantelle Carey, Taking Care of the Babies

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© Shantelle Carey, We Self Care Together

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© Shantelle Carey, Supporting Our Graduate

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© Lindsey Morrison Grant, Bubba and Grandma

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© Sara Kabatsky, War Stories

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© Sara Kabatsky, Anatoly

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© Marquisa Steadwell, Isn't She Still Lovely

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© Hal Gould, Woman's Window

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© Marquisa Steadwell, Isn't She Lovely

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© Hal Gould, Teddy Bear and Photos

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© Annabel Attridge, Just Trying To Get Home

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© Annabel Attridge, I Am A Veteran

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© Norman Aragones, Giving Back

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© Norman Aragones, Grandmother Praying

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© Gail Rebhan, Decline

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© Gail Rebhan, Brother

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© Gail Rebhan, Medical Appointments

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© Gail Rebhan, Nobody Here Remembers

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© Kathy Iwanowski, A Private Room

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© Robin Booth, Companion—Service Dog

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© Robin Booth, Mother and Daughter Filming the Memory

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© Foad Seyed Mohammadi, Fairies 1

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© Kip Sudduth, Mom and Dad after Dream Seeing Dad

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© Kip Sudduth, Wife of 43 Years

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© Shantelle Carey, Unusual Friends

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© Baran Sevim, Retired Party

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© Eunice Straight Head, No Braid

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© Eunice Straight Head, Whirl Wind Horse

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© Meghann Brunney, Breakfast

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© Sarah Krey, Hair

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© Yumin Juimoj, Agri Community Center Basswood

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