Spring hasn’t come yet. – I was traveling to Chengdu when the Coronavirus broke out, it started in Wuhan, a city in central China before spreading across China and rest of the world. China locked down cities and millions of people were in self quarantine during the Spring festivals, which has been described as the largest quarantine in human history.
I had been photographing everyday of what happened around me in Shanghai, the city I have been calling home for the last 5 years, focusing on what I felt most during the phases of the spread: fear, uncertainty and distance. I let the city talk for me, express my emotions and hopefully people’s emotions during the lockdown and its aftermath. Hopefully spring will come soon. – Raul Ariano