2019 has been a true learning experience in photography. I’ve always loved the medium, but I hope that this year saw me truly coming into my own as a (somewhat decent) photographer. I finally got to see the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, I went to New Orleans, I wrote the train story I’ve been obsessing over, and I got to meet so many wonderful and complex people.
From an undocumented single father who uses art to tell stories to a young filmmaker caught between education and heritage, here are my favorite images of 2019. (And, yes, my cat is in here.)