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In the hopes that we all might be reminded of the people who continue to work through a global crisis at great personal risk to keep our community functioning, and out of my own desire to somehow express thanks, here is the 19th in a series of portraits of our fellow community members whose work has been deemed essential.

To see the first 18 series of portraits, go online to bit.ly/2LeEBVG, bit.ly/3tE9Quw, bit.ly/3q5tRI4, bit.ly/36zIVG8, bit.ly/36Thjfv, bit.ly/2OHzxuf, bit.ly/2Ny6NDM, bit.ly/3ky5YXM, bit.ly/3qDMrXo, bit.ly/3tl6wDA, bit.ly/3tQGclb, bit.ly/2O2dxdp, bit.ly/3dyhT4R, bit.ly/32a3Xsk, bit.ly/3twc2nv, bit.ly/3sToT1U, bit.ly/3eju6Mx and bit.ly/2RC1BAC.

This project is possible thanks to a grant from the Town Arts Fund through the Arts Council of Windham County.

Ezra Distler can be reached via his webpage at distlerphoto.com, by email at ezra@ distlerphoto.com, or on Instagram at @ezradistler.