"If you look across into your neighbors' window, you see that they're doing the same things you're doing ... in our social isolation, it's really reassuring to see that the person across the street is also homeschooling or making their coffee or reading bedtime stories."
For Halaban, photography's power comes from its ability to ground us in a moment in time. "I think photography is the most present medium," she said, "It's saying, 'I am here now and I'm making this picture and it only exists in this instantaneous moment in time.'"
While vast swathes of society must stay at home for our own protection, limiting physical contact in unprecedented ways, photographers can still capture human connections and symbolic moments in time.