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2023 ADC Awards - Photography

Waiting for the School Bus in Uvalde

Agency The New Yorker / New York

Client The New Yorker


Portraiture / Series

Annual ID


About the Work

Just a little over 100 days since the shooting at Robb elementary, the deadliest school shooting since Sandy hook 10 years ago, parents in Uvalde, TX had to decide whether or not to send their children back to school. For some, it was an excruciating decision. “I spent the whole summer contemplating whether I send them back or not,” Sophie’s mother, Theresa Hoskins, said. “Ultimately, my husband and I decided it would be their choice.” Sophie and her sister elected to return to school. “The nightmare is, what if they don’t come back?” Hoskins said. I spent two weeks in September photographing children waiting for the morning bus in Uvalde. I was moved by the openness of the parents and the community to tell the story of what it was like to try to return to some sort of normal. I am honored that my pictures are featured in a portfolio in the October 17, 2022 issue of the New Yorker.

2023 Awards

Total Points: 45


Client / Brand


Creative Director

Nicholas Blechman

Director of Photography

Joanna Milter

Photo Editor

Noelle Flores-Theard


Greg Miller


Megan Field

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