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25 Mar 2020

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Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto | Amid Italy's coronavirus crisis, I have chosen to continue working by photographing and interviewing people locked in their Milan homes, in compliance with the quarantine imposed by the government to fight COVID-19. I left lights outside their windows, disinfecting them first. The subjects bring them inside, and from outside I direct how to position them. To take these photos, we've complied with all the necessary safeguards.
Paolo and Elisabeth are both healthy and have never been in contact with anyone who had contracted the virus. Yet the couple decided quarantine before it became mandatory. “We are seriously hypochondriac. At the beginning of February, we flew to Prague to celebrate our anniversary, and many people were wearing masks on the plane, even though they had not yet arrived here. Then we understood that we had to start protecting ourselves,” explains Paolo. Since then, the two have been leaving the house as little as possible; he goes for groceries and she walks her dog. Elisabeth is more frightened than her husband; she carefully watches every move of anyone who walks even a few meters from their front door. Seeing people two or three meters away “gives me a lot of anxiety.” Their house is not very big, but they manage to have two separate rooms in which to work. He is a statistician who is currently writing a book, spending his days at the computer. She's an artisan who creates handbags. “Her materials take up every available space,” he smiles. They say their greatest fear is that the situation will last for a long time, “maybe until the end of 2021—I’ve heard it’s possible,” explains Elisabeth. Her only consolation is that the air is cleaner since the traffic has stopped. “We should find a way for it to stay that way.” 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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  • @naveenr0069

    Respected good morning nat Geo I Naveen respect your photographs also so attractive each and everything

    31 Mar 2020

  • @emmanuellahai_

    You should be social distancing

    28 Mar 2020

  • @ustrainbolt

    @nickpats1

    28 Mar 2020

  • @mahmod_ali70

    ❤️

    28 Mar 2020

  • @dchart751

    🙌😊

    28 Mar 2020

  • @rossignol_440

    #migrantvirus

    28 Mar 2020

  • @mahmod_ali70

    ....

    28 Mar 2020

  • @aaronpikephotos

    These photos are such a good idea to remind people this is a global effort. 👏 Stay safe!

    28 Mar 2020

  • @runabose1976

    May God save you and your country

    28 Mar 2020

  • @ribeiroaureapassos

    Não gostei de ver o cachorro do lado de fora ....

    28 Mar 2020

  • @peterj5058

    🙌🙌

    28 Mar 2020

  • @gherardar

    😢👏👏❤️❤️

    28 Mar 2020

  • @echavarriarosi

    😢

    28 Mar 2020

  • @traymur

    They are smiling and look like they actually care for each other. Nice pics. Need to see more of that.

    28 Mar 2020

  • @sidorovamas

    ❤️

    28 Mar 2020

  • @medayman21

    I find it so inspiring and beautiful to depict people's unusual life aspects under the quarantine through photography❤️

    28 Mar 2020

  • @gama1936

    👏👏😍😍😻😻

    28 Mar 2020

  • @mariaangelicaaguay

    😊

    28 Mar 2020

  • @nicole_konstantinopoulou

    At least they stay together...i am seperated fro. My husband he is all alone and we re only prayi g forthe end of this hell..Stay well stay together...being alone at these times is tough

    28 Mar 2020

  • @resource_vibes

    Yes, I'm absolutely loving these little dives into peoples lives through this crisis. There is a warmth about it, a sense of unity it brings 🧡❤️🧡

    28 Mar 2020

  • @marko_borovnjak

    Nice pic🔥🙊

    28 Mar 2020

  • @cabelops20092018

    Okpepê cłb ddzqzo

    27 Mar 2020

  • @roberta_timms

    Hello dear friends in Milan. I send my love and prayers for your safety, and that this horrible time is soon cut short. Your photos are beautiful and your smiling faces encourage me while I am far away in America. But distance can not stop my concern for all Gods people. For the of our lives that mankind is being forced into. Keep up the good fight. And thank you for allowing us a peek into your home and lives. Ciao

    27 Mar 2020