What does it mean to give up a year of your life when you are elderly and considered among the most vulnerable group in society? Since the beginning of the Covid-19 epidemic in Italy, the country in Europe with the oldest population, people over 65 at a higher risk of infection have been asked to take a very different sacrifice to the young in society; to potentially spend the final years of their life in quarantine.
I photographed and asked old people, all over 65 and under 100, to talk about their first Covid year, to imagine their future and that of society and to reflect about later life in times of pandemic. They shared an insight about the passing of time, the challenges and hope for the future. As the members of society with the most life experience it was interesting to hear what they had to say about the current crisis that sees them at the center of it.