From the COVID-19 pandemic to the protests for racial and social equity, press photographers brought audiences into the center of 2020 — a year like no other. For the first time ever, the Boston Press Photographers Association is showcasing the award-winning images from their annual Pictures of the Year Contest in two outdoor exhibitions.

On this week's Lunch Hour Live, GBH Contributor Sue O'Connell chats with Senior Staff Photographer at Thomson Reuters Brian Snyder and GBH's Director of Photography Meredith Nierman as they share some of the stories behind the photos that captured a tumultuous and unpredictable year.