Michael Nguyen

Photographer
Without us - Corona Pandemic
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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Without us - Corona Pandemic
Copyright Michael Nguyen 2022
Updated May 2022
Topics Corona, Documentary, Editorial, Essays, Europe, Germany, Italy, Journalism, Pandemics, Photography, Photojournalism, Street, Urban
For this ongoing series Michael Nguyen roamed various cities in Germany, Italy and Austria during the Corona pandemic. A focus of his works since COVID-19 are urban landscapes as well as urban spaces in different cities. Urban spaces can all enrich a life between buildings. Sports facilities, parking lots, bus stops, children's playgrounds, sidewalks, bike racks, shopping mall forecourts, and more are all places where necessary, voluntary, and social outdoor activities are possible and offer the opportunity to grow social life in the city.

Since Covid-19, social interaction in the Urban landscapes with their spaces has lain fallow. Michael Nguyen conveys this sensitively in his mostly "deserted pictures“. Nguyen enters the motifs of his urban landscapes with a great deal of empathy. He makes the city, urban landscapes and architecture visible and documents them for posterity. With his photography he refers to a reality that we all know, but interprets this reality with his images.

Apartments. Office buildings. Playgrounds. Parks. Parking lots. They are built by us, made by us. They host us, watch over us, support us. They are where we meet, play, work and live. They are our partners in crime sometimes. But what if we are not there? How do they look like? How do they feel? Do they miss us? Do they know that we, humans, are so mortal, so fragile? That someday we're gone. This time temporarily maybe. Another time could be forever. So are they, someday. They're just some places in this world. Do we forget them in new places? Or do they still occupy someplace in our hearts and minds?

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