19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Unmasked for the first time

This image portrays life during the COVID-19 pandemic. This photograph highlights a milestone - the first taken outdoors in the Summer of 2021, without a mask, after becoming fully vaccinated. The joy and sparkle in the eyes expresses the bittersweet feeling of returning to pre-pandemic life perfectly to me. Momentary freedom from the reality of current events.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Copyright: © Nicole Seaman