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25 Mar 2020

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Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto | Amid Italy's coronavirus emergency, I have chosen to continue working by photographing and interviewing (together with my friend Gea Scancarello) people who are locked in their Milan homes, in compliance with the quarantine imposed by the government. I left lights outside their windows, disinfecting them first. The subjects brought them inside; from outside, I direct how to position them. To take these photos, we've complied with all the necessary safeguards.
Giovanna Baseggio, 34, and Alessandro Treves, 31. Every day, between noon and three p.m., a ray of sunshine filters through Alessandro’s windows. He enjoys sitting in that light, a rare moment of silence and peace to think about the moment in which he is living. “I believe this situation has some potential: it seemed impossible to set the world on pause, but a virus forced us to drop everything and think. Being barricaded in the house gives us the opportunity to become aware of so many things.” He's a photographer. He says, “I am not anxious at all: I think it is necessary not to be stupid but also we do not need to be paranoid." Giovanna, his partner, is more worried.
They were supposed to move in together at the beginning of April, which the quarantine somehow anticipated: “We chose to come to my atelier because it is very big and there is room for both of us,” Alessandro explains. Thinking about the future is not easy. “All the jobs I had at stake have been canceled, and I don’t know what will happen. But at the moment I am enjoying this sudden window of time that has been given to me.” Follow @natgeointhefield for real-time coverage of this developing story from photographers around the world.

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25 Mar 2020

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  • @carlo.santamarta95gmail.com4

    😷😷🔒🔒

    31 Mar 2020

  • @eugeniasilva83

    Tem de ser. 👏👏👏

    28 Mar 2020

  • @rossignol_440

    #migrantscarryplague

    28 Mar 2020

  • @rossignol_440

    #migrantvirus

    28 Mar 2020

  • @marabuxton

    Thank you for showing us how people in other countries are dealing with this plague.

    28 Mar 2020

  • @rossignol_440

    If Italy didn’t swamp their country with illegal migrants, you wouldn’t be locked up in your basement crying.

    28 Mar 2020

  • @rossignol_440

    If Italy didn’t swamp their country with illegal migrants, you wouldn’t be locked up in your basement crying.

    28 Mar 2020

  • @rossignol_440

    If Italy didn’t swamp their country with illegal migrants, you wouldn’t be locked up in your basement crying.

    28 Mar 2020

  • @cindy.kamer

    These photos are beautiful

    28 Mar 2020

  • @gama1936

    👏😍😻

    28 Mar 2020

  • @forgot_about_dre69

    It just occurred to me... wouldn’t the elderly of Italy be the left over fascists from Mussolini and World War II? Karmic justice hitting 80 years later?

    28 Mar 2020

  • @jfechh

    ❤️

    28 Mar 2020

  • @resource_vibes

    ❤️❤️

    28 Mar 2020

  • @celiabm2

    👍

    28 Mar 2020

  • @arash_sadriii

    @300happylife اینجایی🙄🙄

    28 Mar 2020

  • @michele_na89

    🇮🇹❤️

    28 Mar 2020

  • @sylviathehoffman

    These window/doorways pics are awesome (the whole series youve been posting). Nice representation of the isolation and display of humaness!!

    27 Mar 2020

  • @sandrasveins

    I love these photos 💖🇮🇸

    27 Mar 2020

  • @ericdarwin

    Go home. You are not exempt because you have a camera.

    27 Mar 2020

  • @_ornaserio_

    No è un’altra via

    27 Mar 2020

  • @bhadouria390

    Yes very critical time in the Itali🎉🎉🎉🎉🔥🔥🔥🔥

    27 Mar 2020

  • @gareinosan222

    le monde en boulverse vert une epidemi

    27 Mar 2020

  • @wanderlust_amanda

    This collection of photos really represents the way people need to act right now. People are dying from the virus. We truly cannot be in the same room as other people unless they are in our quarantine core crew. Thank you for following safety standards while also sharing your work with us. I really commend your art!

    27 Mar 2020