Lockdown Portraits Session Seven
Power of fear • Gyöngyi, Zalán, Benedek, & Mátyika
May 23, 2020
Amidst the upheaval of the 2020 Corona Lockdown, I embarked on a personal mini project that became a testament to resilience: Lockdown Portraits. These are not just photos; they are glimpses into the lives of real people—individuals navigating the challenges and triumphs that isolation brings.
Each portrait tells a story, not of models, but of everyday heroes facing the ordeals of lockdown with courage and grace. To add depth to the visual narrative, I posed two questions to each participant, unearthing personal insights that accompany their portraits.
Can you describe to what extent the lockdown has affected your life and how? both on a personal and professional level?
So.. 2 weeks before the lockdown I finished the renovation of my beauty shop .. everything was brand new.. I spent all my savings on the salon and I had to close it. I tried not to panic though I had a few ups and downs in the first week. After i calmed down I was just happy to be at home with my kids and husband. We never had this freedom here in Holland. Doing nothing and even getting some money . So we had some quality family time together.
If anything, what do you think will you take away from all this.any lessons learned?
The lesson I learnt that fear is the biggest power in this world. I distanced myself from it and not let myself be influenced by the media, TV or by other people. I will continue this way.