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About the Artwork
“I took a walk at lunch one day and saw these shoes next to the imprints in the concrete. I wondered who had worn these shoes, where they were, and thought about all the lives lost during the pandemic.”
Deborah Pierce is a clinical associate professor of family medicine at the University of Rochester, NY and a frequent Pulse contributor. “I photograph as a way to reconnect with the world; what I see frequently helps me process the emotions of my world.”