On March 17, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the residents of Paris were plunged into total confinement, allowed to leave the house only for necessities but restricted to a 1 km radius and a time limit. The slow process of deconfinement began on May 11. Rules and expectations have constantly evolved since then, and even someone attentively following along would have a hard time keeping up with the latest developments.
Like most Parisians, I rushed out of my small apartment as soon as I could, ready for freedom and direct sunlight. This summer, I’ve been spending a lot of time outdoors, hoping to never be subjected to lockdown again. It’s a strange new world out there, with an extreme lack of tourists, and I’ve attempted to capture a bit of this period in photos.
All of these photos were taken in Paris between May 11 and August 12.
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