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| For the first two weeks of Italy's coronavirus crisis, I continued working by photographing and interviewing (together with my friend Gea Scancarello) people locked in their homes in Milan, in compliance with the quarantine imposed by the government. I left lights outside their windows, disinfecting them first. The subjects brought them in, and from outside I directed how to position them. To take these photos, we've complied with all the necessary safeguards.
Greta Tanini, 30, and Cristoforo Lippi, 27. For many the quarantine is about boredom and obligation, but Greta and Cristoforo use it as an opportunity to spend time together, exploring their relationship after having been separated by an ocean for over a year. They are both students, and normally live separately, with flatmates. But the lockdown found them together in Greta’s house, the two alone.
“Actually, we have a lot to do: I take classes online all day; Cristoforo is working on his final project. We’re busy, time passes quickly,” explains Greta. The quarantine is also a test for moving in together, a step they've been desiring for a while. They have divided up their domestic tasks: shopping, cleaning, tidying up.
Their social interaction is limited to chatting with neighbors at a safe distance, in the garden. They take precautionary measures very seriously: “We don’t want to get sick, and we don’t want our loved ones to get sick. We prefer to remain in isolation rather than taking risks or endangering the health of others”. #coronavirus #virus #covid19 #milano #italy #pandemic
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