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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 people locked in their homes in Milan, in compliance with the quarantine imposed by the government to fight COVID-19. I left lights outside their windows, disinfecting them first. The subjects then brought them inside, and from outside I gave directions on how to position them. To take these photos, I've complied with all the necessary safeguards.
JJ Sun is the spokesperson for the association of young Chinese entrepreneurs in Italy, an agglomeration that makes half a billion euros a year. Yet he and others in the Chinese community were the first to shutter shops and activities in Milan's Chinatown, putting themselves in quarantine: “It’s not because of racism that we Chinese closed. We could bear it. The truth is that, because we are closer to China, we knew from the very first moment that the only way to survive was to stay locked up at home.” He and his family have barricaded themselves in the house, with an escort of 500 masks, necessary also for the coming months. He tries to continue to run his business over the phone; he's always talking to somebody. He tries to keep things going because he doesn’t expect the quarantine to end soon. “I am Italian by birth, second- generation Chinese. I have Italian friends, I eat Italian, I went to Italian schools. But the Italian way of doing this will kill us.” Sun is particularly worried because he believes that not all Italians have taken the lockdown seriously enough. “I’m praying that everything will go well, but in my opinion it will take a long time.” 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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  • @jose8677manuel

    Ramos

    29 Mar 2020

  • @ghodoosimamak9

    When this old world will change? Always war, killing, illness. Really when the world will be rilax and good luck?

    29 Mar 2020

  • @gma.lucy

    Thank you for being there👍💕❤️👍

    28 Mar 2020

  • @kendall77webster

    And look at the second picture and😂 the coronavirus okay who made this into a meme because who did I am going to not hug them because the coronavirus😢 stay healthy stay lean and remember please at least eight 30 feet away from your friends our family because it's it's for our safe

    28 Mar 2020

  • @rossignol_440

    #kungflu #migrantvirus #sendthemback

    28 Mar 2020

  • @photosbymdv

    Great job, Gabriele!

    28 Mar 2020

  • @fairoosmubarak_

    😢😢😢

    28 Mar 2020

  • @fairoosmubarak_

    😢😢😢

    28 Mar 2020

  • @samulianttilai

    🤔🤔 I think it's the so called China Virus🎉

    28 Mar 2020

  • @friss_atassi

    This guy is a hero and wise... I wish more people would sacrifice their own business so early on and avoid the mess that the world is in now

    28 Mar 2020

  • @vangues1

    ...al menos veo q ese lugar casa edificio o lo q sea es grande....a comparación d una sola habitación 🤔

    28 Mar 2020

  • @zayaroshan

    🔥🔥🔥🔥

    28 Mar 2020

  • @lindarosc

    Thanks for keeping us aware and abreast. 🙏

    28 Mar 2020

  • @hollysuzy

    Why why why

    28 Mar 2020

  • @youssefmohmid

    التلا

    28 Mar 2020

  • @subhashreemukherjee

    Don’t like the chinese anymore 😡

    28 Mar 2020

  • @xcmz_2

    Stay home👏

    28 Mar 2020

  • @allaluf

    🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    27 Mar 2020

  • @durbancastle

    Good job👍❤️

    27 Mar 2020

  • @shahab_abh

    قرنطینه ترنتینو

    27 Mar 2020

  • @shahab_abh

    #قرنطینه

    27 Mar 2020

  • @cami_barboni

    Look at JJ!! Forza!!! ❤️❤️❤️

    27 Mar 2020