Michael Nguyen

Photographer
   
The World and Everyone We Haven't Known (in This Life)
Location: Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Nationality: german
Biography: Most of the time, Michael Nguyen focuses on small, ordinary things but through the subjective lens, he give them new perspectives, a new soul. “With my camera I capture little things that we often don't notice in everyday life. I also... MORE
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The World and Everyone We Haven't Known (in This Life)
Copyright Michael Nguyen 2022
Date of Work Jan 2019 - Ongoing
Updated Jan 2022
Topics Austria, Corona, Covid, Documentary, Editorial, Essays, Germany, Italy, Journalism, Pandemics, People, Photography, Photojournalism, Street, Urban
In the ongoing part „The World and Everyone we haven’t know (in this life)“ Michael Nguyen shows people on the streets, on playgrounds, on the river banks, on forecourts, at bus stops, at beaches, underground. We meet them everywhere. We don't talk to them, we just watch them doing whatever they are doing.

We don't ask ourselves what they are thinking or what their lives are like. We just like those moments and capture these. Because we want them in our memories. And maybe those people are not strangers. Maybe we know them in other lives.The woman riding a bicycle could be our mother. The homeless man could be our husband. The girls who waiting at the bus stop could be our sisters, the workers on the boat our brothers. Maybe someday we know them again in this life or the life after. But right now we miss them.

The photographs were taken between 2019 and 2022. Numerous images show people in times of the Corona pandemic.

During this period of the Corona pandemic, most of us are stuck at home. Outside, distance to other people should be kept, social contacts should be minimized, walks only in pairs or with the family. Restaurants, cafes and bars are closed. The hosts have existential concerns.


Infos about the series "By the Roadside"
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