Lucía Vázquez


Since the beginning of the lockdown in Argentina on March 20, 2020, the balconies of Buenos Aires have become the only way for residents to absorb some Vitamin D and breathe fresh air. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, from my own balcony in the middle-class neighborhood of Caballito, I followed, tracked, and photographed the daily routines of my unknown neighbors, who, like me, have been trapped in their apartments for months.

I became a voyeur, gazing out at a vertical landscape, where time goes in circles. By documenting these moments of closeness and companionship among the fatigue, a state of mind that all quarantined “porteños” (citizens of Buenos Aires) share, this project captures a historic period.