Week One

Assignment: Inauguration of Gov. Spencer Cox

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) The inauguration of Spencer Cox as Utah’s 18th Governor at Tuacahn Center for the Arts in Ivins on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.


Assignment: Pro-Trump rally


(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rev. Nurjhan Govan with “Tiny” at her Taylorsville home on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Govan was living in her car with 10 Yorkies who were then taken by the Animal Protection dept, alleging mistreatment. She got four of them back, and hopes for the rest to be returned sometime this spring.

Week Fifty-Two

Assignment: Gillmor Santuary

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Ella Sorensen, manager of Audubon’s Gillmor Sanctuary on the Great Salt Lake’s South Shore on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020.

Assignment: Utah Jazz v Minnesota Timberwolves

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) A limited number of fans watch the Utah Jazz host the Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA basketball at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020.

Watching 2020 End

Week Fifty-One

Assignment: The Weather

Memory Grove

Assignment: Food Distribution

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Gia stands next to her mother Kajsa after picking up bags of food at Liberty Elementary in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Victoria Palauni, right, carries bags of food for a mother in need in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Palauni is the coordinator at the Community Learning Center at Liberty Elementary.

Assignment: Utah basketball

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah players huddle before facing Idaho, NCAA basketball in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.

Kids These Days…

Week Fifty

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) students with masks, art project at Crescent Elementary in Sandy on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020.

Assignment: Clearing the Camps

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City police officers working the cleanup of a series of campsites in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. An activist is arrested after a group stood in front of a police car, not allowing it to pass.
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) A man looks on during the cleanup of a series of campsites in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020.

Assignment: The Virus

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) students with masks, art project at Crescent Elementary in Sandy on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020.

Assignment: Utah v Montana State

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Utes forward Peyton McFarland (42) and Montana State Bobcats forward Skye Lindsay (22) reach for a rebound as Utah hosts Montana State, NCAA basketball in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020.
Utah basketball v Montana State, NCAA basketball

State Street

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Week Forty-Nine

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) An empty classroom at Northwest Middle School in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020.

Assignment: The Virus

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) An empty classroom at Northwest Middle School in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020.
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Players stand for the National Anthem as Utah hosts Washington, NCAA basketball at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020.

Week Forty-Eight

Assignment: City Creek

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Holiday decorations at City Creek in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020.

Lone Peak


95 State


Provo Canyon

Week Forty-Seven

Self-Assigned:

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Tisha Olsen of Project Rainbow sets up Trans Pride flags to mark Transgender Awareness Week at City Hall in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Each of the more than 300 Trans Pride flags stands in remembrance of a transgender person murdered in the last year.
City Creek, SLC
SLC
95 State, SLC
Thanksgiving Point

Assignment: Corner Canyon v Lone Peak, State Championship Football

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Corner Canyon’s Jackson Light holds the trophy while celebrating with teammates after the 6A state football championship game against Lone Peak at Cedar Valley High School in Eagle Mountain on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.

Week Forty-Six

Assignment: COVID-19 Testing

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Evandro Semedo tests Genisis Magana, in the arms of her mother Carla Miron, at the Utah National Guard’s mobile testing site for COVID-19 in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020.

Week Forty-Five

Assignment: Election Day

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) A group of Trump supporters wave flags on the corner of 2100 S State Street in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jaime Ortega films a video as he puts his ballot in a drop box at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

Election Result


State Street

Week Forty-Three

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Annie Esposito recounts how her son Jason was shot and killed by police in 2018, at a news conference in Riverton on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.

Assignment: Police shooting two years later

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Annie Esposito recounts how her son Jason was shot and killed by police in 2018, at a news conference in Riverton on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.

I’m sitting here thinking that I need to put something down under this photograph of Annie. I’ll never forget the moment, listening to her tell the story from a few feet away. So many mothers I have photographed. Posting this photo is not about showing off any photographic skills I brought to Riverton. What needs to be acknowledged is Annie’s sacrifice to retell her story and the pain she feels two years later. How can we best help each other heal from tragedy?



Two gifs that I finally got around to finishing