TIFA 2021 Editorial / Photo Essay

Diary of A Pandemic

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/Photo Essay
  • Photographer
    Marco Campi
  • Technical Info
    Photos Taken With Canon 5d Mark Iv And 24-70 Mm Lens.
  • Photo Date
    October-December 2020

On February 16, 2020, a 38 year old Italian man reported respiratory problems at the hospital of Codogno, a small town not far from Milano: this was the first case of COVID-19 in Italy. On March 8, Lombardy was put under lockdown. In those months, my city, Milano, was filled with a deep sense of community, people were chanting together 'don't give up' from their balconies. On October 25, 2020, as the pandemic was creeping back, I gathered my camera and went to the Monumentale Cemetery of Milan. This gallery is a collection of some photographs I have taken in those intense moments of real life.

Marco C. Campi is an Italian amateur photographer and professional academic. His scientific studies evolve around a mathematical approach to cognitive sciences in an attempt to tie the concepts of data, patterns and uncertainty. His photographic bent developed early on in his life when he began exploring the environment with his Canon AE1. His approach to photography signs a continuity with his scientific studies where single frames are snapshots of humanity and a camera becomes a means of exploration to unveil connections and diversities in the society.