AUTO-CONFINEMENT | Covid-19
The photos of Aaron Sosa were chosen for the exhibit “Documenting the Impact of Covid-19 through Photography: Collective Isolation in Latin America,” curated in collaboration with ReVista and the Art, Culture, and Film program at Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS.)
The exhibition, based on an Open Call for Photography launched in July 2020, aims to create a critical visual record of our unprecedented times so they can be remembered by future generations.
During a month of self-confinement I managed to understand how fragile we can be and what my true priorities are: protecting to my family and continuing a photographic work more personal and introspective, hoping that what I have experienced now is a lesson for everyone.
I believe in the resilience of the human being, but if at the end of this quarantine, we continue to be unconscious, destructive, polluting people and with political and religious ideologies based on fanaticism and dogma, selfish and individualistic, we have learned nothing and we are destined to perish as humanity.
Meanwhile, I want to continue dreaming and visualizing a rainbow, just like the one my daughter made with her own hands in one of my images, which gives me hope, that after a gray and rainy day, we will have another one full of colors and new opportunities.
Aaron Sosa is a freelance photographer currently living in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he works for agencies, international publications and corporate clients. His work has been exhibited in more than 110 galleries worldwide and his photographshave been published in journals, books and magazines at an international level.
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