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Photo: Nun writing
This single image tells a whole story about a nun at the Ephrata Cloisters in Pennsylvania. We get a sense of her environment and, because she is engrossed in her work and we can see the results of it, the image is a revealing glimpse into how she spends her days. Always remember that good photographs of people are both of them and about them.
Photograph by Cary Wolinsky

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