A visual archive of social distancingView gallery
In March and April 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to stay home, living a collective effort to minimize the spread of the virus. It was a time to reflect on what was our role – and responsibility – as documentary photographers during physical distancing.
You can take a look at the whole project on our Instagram page.
It was an occasion to reinvent ways to explore landscape, enter homes and tell the lives of our subjects.
We decided to open ourselves to the possibility of experimenting, of exploring different languages and ways of taking photographs: everything will be homemade. As to tell what happens beyond our sight, we sat in front of our screens.
During this lockdown, we collected and shared an archive of images gathered through different channels, which guided our reflection on the period we were experiencing, in the effort to document how our society adapted to the shift in our relationships when asked to be distant from each other. We sat in front of a mirror. Strictly homemade.
“Epidemic diseases are not random events that afflict societies capriciously and without warning. On the contrary, every society produces its own specific vulnerabilities. To study them is to understand that society’s structure, its standard of living, and its political priorities.”
Frank M. Snowden “Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present”