2020 / Editorial / Photo Essay

Soli- Lati- Tudes - Anatomy of A Distant Isolation

  • Photographer
    Marina Spironetti

This reflection on self-isolation imposed by Covid-19 is done through some images which I took on a previous journey to South America. The filter of their temporary distance gave me the opportunity to process the current situation,and its deeper impact on me. The vision is very physical, though - it bounces back from the objects around me and breaks open new spaces and possibilities within my isolation. These diptychs talk about absence.They are a photographic introspection, one that forms a safety net made of objects, thoughts and memories - a way to escape within the boundaries of oneself.

After earning a university degree in Languages and Literature, Milan-born Marina Spironetti trained as a journalist in Italy. She studied photojournalism at the London College of Communication. She launched her photographic career in 2004. Originally working as a UK correspondent for the Italian picture agency Eidon Press, she now freelances for a variety of magazines/newspapers. Recent clients include, among others: BBC Travel (UK), BBC Designed (UK), Corriere della Sera (Italy), Dove Viaggi (Italy), Internazionale (Italy), Morning Calm (South Korea), Food and Travel (UK), to name but a few.