Times Photographer favorites: Lara Cerri shares her top 20 photos from 2015
I love photographing daily life in the Tampa Bay area. These are 20 of my favorite photos from this year that reflect my beloved community that I’ve called home for 14 years. No highfalutin politicians, famous athletes or rock stars in these photos – just everyday people. There’s a waitress joking around with customers on her last day of work after a 22-year career; a college chaplain cradling a python during a blessing of the animals ceremony; seniors roller skating like they did when they were kids. There’s joy between a mother and daughter as they enjoy looking at a painting together at a local museum, and pain in a father’s face as he hugs his daughter after losing his wife. These moments make up the ordinary days we all experience that make us human. It’s my honor to partake, witness, capture and share these moments with our community.