June 2020 Sunset in NYC
The pandemic came with many dark days, but in the midst of it all there was also some light out there as symbolic of the sunset in this photo back in June, 2020.
In capturing this photo, no tools were used! What inspired this piece was my desire to capture something uplifting during such a rough time, not only in my life, but in the lives of everyone else at the height of the pandemic. I personally love sunsets as they bring a sense of peace whenever I am feeling down–which is also what I wanted to incorporate in this piece. The light from the sun is meant to reflect the light that exists on the other side of every battle. Along the way, particularly as I took this photo, I learned the values of hope and strength.
Tiara Soto is a teen activist who strives to implement her passions for a better world through her everyday life. She loves giving back to her community through volunteer work. Tiara aspires to start up an organization in the near future centering around mental health awareness with a focus on the arts. She also dreams of writing her own book to inspire others with her life story. Tiara was named Teen Honoree in 2021 by Step Up and was presented the Inspiration Award by Mandy Moore. She is also a 2021 New York State Senate Youth Leadership Award recipient.