TITLE: "Pitbulls also eat eggs"
In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic began to spread to Europe from Lombardy, in northern Italy. Soon after, Emilia Romagna, the region where I live, was also hit hard due to its high population density and industrial settlements.
During the long lockdowns, not being able to move from home, I portrayed moments of my friend Paola's daily life.
The marriage and the desire to go to live in the countryside led her, years ago, to move from Liguria, the seaside place where she was born, to a region where the winter fog is a constant.
Paola is suffering from an immunosuppressive disease, so since the beginning of the pandemic the fear of contagion materialized for her. Her illness forces her to reduce contact with other people as much as possible, so much so that her family members also represent a potential danger for her. However, thanks to her choice of life, today she lives "protected" in a sort of oasis of isolation represented by the fence of her house, raising poultry and cultivating products of the earth.
AUTHOR: Luisa Montagna (Italy)
Of Piedmontese origin, I live near Parma for many years. After graduating from High Academic Specialization in Cello, I worked for several years in theaters as an orchestra professor. I approached photography far ahead in my life and immediately my interest turned to photographing as a life story, to the small microcosms that dot humanity.
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