TOKYO-2020 Editorial / Environmental

Phase 2: Danger and Sanitation of The Pandemic,

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/Environmental
  • Photographer
    Eduardo Lopez Moreno
  • Agency / Studio
    Social Photoghrapher
  • Technical Info
    Leica M10, 35 And 50 Mm
  • Photo Date
    various years

It was a couple of days before the government of Mexico decreed the start of phase 2 of the pandemic. He had announced that it would also be the start of the 'stay at home' restriction. I wanted to see, and if possible, portray that unique moment. I wondered if I should expose myself and board mass transit. I also doubted, though perhaps a little less, whether I should carry a camera with me. In the end I went out with my Leica by the hand. To my surprise, at the station where I stopped I found crews of men dressed in white as urban astronauts. Sanitation brigades walked the corridors

I am an architect, with a master in sociology and PhD in urban geography. I studied photography nearly 40 years ago. I am preparing a book of photography entitled “Streets of the World and Their People” with short narratives accompanying the photos. I am a social photographer. ( I like to travel and meet the world with its streets and its people, but the part that responds to my interest, my vision and philosophy of life. These images are a look at someone's world, a journey into their space and their life; an attempt to build a a story without affection, but part of a social commitment.