After a socially distanced celebration with her sister during the first Christmas of the pandemic, Lori Gelbke used one of her new gifts, a camera, during a visit to Neenah and Lake Winnebago. “When I got there, I discovered people taking walks and some young men finishing a game of hockey,” she says. “I took some pictures of the frozen lake… and then discovered what I believed to be three members of a family practicing their own game of hockey. While one child explored the ice, the other child hit the puck and as it flew into the air, I took my own shot.
“Even though we each had our own experiences during this time, I discovered that photography helped me build a bridge between isolation and community.”