Lucía Vázquez

Balconies


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.

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