Aliza Eliazarov is a Brooklyn-based photographer, picture editor, and teacher. Her portrait series, “See Me After School,” draws inspiration from her personal experiences as an educator for 8 years before leaving the profession to become a photographer.
“After school is a poignant time in a teacher’s day. It’s one of both reflection and preparation – exhaustion and relief, concern and contentment. This portrait series is a glimpse into the world of the challenging life of today’s educator,” says Eliazarov.
All of the portraits were taken right after school at the end of the last school year. Eliazarov had her subjects close their eyes and check in with how they were feeling before photographing them. She then interviewed each about their day.
A version of this article first appeared in the Full Frame blog.