Definition of reality:
1: The quality or state of being real.
2: A real event, entity, or state of affairs his dream became a reality.
a: The totality of real things and events trying to escape from reality.
b: Something that is neither derivative nor dependent but exists necessarily.
We use reality to refer to real things or the real nature of things rather than imagined, invented, or theoretical ideas*.
(*) Photographs taken before the coronavirus pandemic