What We Lost

A series of illustrations reflecting on the year of 2020 and the pandemic for NPR’s All Things Considered

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‘My Bank Account Has $4’: Pandemic Has Left Millions of Livelihoods in Limbo

Editorial Illustration
Story: Jolie Myers, Lauren Hodges
Art Direction: Emily Bogle
Media: Pencil & Digital
Year: 2020
More than 10 million people in the U.S. are out of jobs, and the hardest-hit industries are also some of the lowest paying, including retail, leisure, hospitality and tourism.


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A Quiet And ‘Unsettling’ Pandemic Toll: Students Who’ve Fallen Off The Grid

Editorial Illustration
Story: Lauren Hodges
Art Direction: Emily Bogle
Media: Pencil & Digital
Year: 2020
Even with teachers working hard to educate their students virtually during the pandemic, they're growing increasingly anxious about the ones who aren't showing up to class at all.


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Missed Milestones To Faded Friendships: The Unacknowledged Grief of 2020

Editorial Illustration
Story: Lauren Hodges
Art Direction: Emily Bogle
Media: Pencil & Digital
Year: 2020
"You may be grateful that you have your health and still very disappointed about the losses of this year," says Thema Bryant-Davis, a psychologist. "And one doesn't cancel out the other."


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