The pandemic has been, for many of us, the defining time of our lives. For the past two years, we have been confined by a situation that has isolated us and kept us from our normal routines, but most importantly, from our fundamental human need to connect. For one of our neighbors, photographer Gail Albert Halaban, this has been a particularly poignant moment in time, and one in which she has used her art to try to make some sense, and indeed some connection, out of the pain of isolation through her project Out My Window, which focuses on the people and places found in and around our neighborhoods.

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