Alejandro Granadillo

Ghost Town
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Nationality: Venezuelan
Biography: I consider myself as a documentalist. On my beginning I worked with stills images and after a while I started making my way on videography as a complementary tool to get a wider range of what I see. During these years I've worked as freelance... MORE
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Ghost Town
Copyright Alejandro Granadillo 2023
Updated May 2020
Topics Aerial, Coronavirus, Covid19, Documentary, Editorial, Epidemics, Isolation, Latin America, Pandemics, Photography, Photojournalism, Puerto rico, Quarantine
A global pandemic has hit the world and Puerto Rico is not an exception. A strict lockdown has been decreed since March 16th 2020. Only essential business and services are allowed to remain open. A curfew from 7pm to 5am restricts mobility within the citizens.

I spent the first two weeks at home. Then I went to document the outbreak. City looks more like a Ghost Town than the city that used to be. Almost no cars on the highway, beaches, parks, subway, businesses were closed. It’s being tough days for most of the people that depends on go out to get money.

To see very few people on the streets It’s a strange feeling, but I kind of like it for its uniqueness.
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