Curator Selection / 2022 / /

Diary of a pandemic

On March 8, Lombardy was put under lockdown, which could not avoid a first devastating wave of cases. In those months, my city, Milano, was filled with a deep sense of community, quarantined people were chanting together 'don't give up' from their balconies to lift their spirits as the pandemic was growing. On October 25, as the pandemic was creeping back, I gathered my camera and went to the Monumentale Cemetery of Milano. My experience on that very day was extraordinary, I was literally blown away by the poignant sense of humanity that people at the cemetery had been able to convey to me.

Professor of inductive methods, Department of Information Engineering (DII), University of Brescia, Italy (, and serious amateur photographer (

Photographic statement: Marco Campi is a street and documentary photographer based in Milan, Italy. His photographic research intertwines with his scientific studies in cognitive sciences that aim at bridging the concepts of observation, generalization and knowledge.

Awards Photographic Recognitions (2021):

- New York Photography Award, Category Winner of the Year;
- Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest, May 2021, finalist in “Travel”;
- Tokyo International Photo Awards, March 2021, Gold winner (science-environment) and 2nd
place in science;
- Exhibited in Bartur Photo Award 2021, Berlin, Glasgow;
- MUSE Photography Award, Gold Winner for the Special Category Covid-19 Related Photography;