Rachel Sandoval is a teacher in the Denver Public School system. I met up with her last week to create photos for a story about her in an upcoming issue of NEA Today Magazine, the publication produced by the National Education Association.
Like many teachers preparing for school during Covid, she is working hard getting ready for the upcoming school year. When I met her, she was busy recording videos with her computer camera for students choosing to learn from home. For her in-person students, she’ll need to prepare her classroom for safety, including installing plexiglass on three sides of each desk.
The image above is a portrait from the shoot that represents my personal creative style. Below are the images I sent to the NEA Today photo editor that fulfill the goals of their story and more closely align with their editorial style. The final image was a specific request asking Rachel to hold up a sign signaling her support for Joe Biden in the upcoming election.
Look for the story in the November issue!