Kennedi Carter, 22, poses for a portrait in her apartment in Durham, N.C., on July 7, 2021. The Durham resident was 21 when she became the youngest photographer to shoot a cover for British Vogue. ANGELICA EDWARDS/ THE NEWS&OBSERVER
Orlice “Lisa” Hodges, of Winston-Salem, N.C., poses for a portrait outside her home in Raleigh on August 5, 2021. As a young woman, Hodges was told by relatives that her aunt was “fixed”- a term she did not understand until she was older. She later understood it to mean her aunt was sterilized, or medically robbed of the ability to have children. North Carolina sterilized an estimated 7,600 men and women between 1929-1974 under its eugenic sterilization law, targeting the “feebleminded” and poor Black women more than any other racial group. Hodges was tasked with creating an exhibit outlining North Carolina’s eugenics program, which included Gov. Mike Easley’s apology, a timeline, diagrams and more. ANGELICA EDWARDS/ THE NEWS&OBSERVER
Lupin, the corpse flower named after Remus Lupin from Harry Potter, is measured by its owner, Brandon Huber, at the Marye Anne Fox Science Teaching Laboratory at NCSU on July 21, 2021.  This is Lupin’s third bloom since 2016, and this year it grew 4.5ft tall. The corpse flower emits a pungent odor mimicking rotting meat and generally stays in bloom for a day or two. ANGELICA EDWARDS/ THE NEWS&OBSERVER