Name: Max Cavallari
Country of residence: Italy
Country where picture is taken: Italy
Title of the Picture: The Hug Room
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens 24-70mm f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 7.643856
In the Domenico Sartor nursing home in Castelfranco Veneto a plastic tent called “The Hug Room” has been installed. It allows relatives to finally hold their loved ones avoiding the risk of contagion for those who are hospitalized in the structure.
"It was like opening a pressure cooker, hugging my mother after 8 months reminded me a feeling I had long forgotten".
I went for an assignment, I already knew the reason I was there but I didn't imagine how touching this situation was before entering in the nursing home.
Some relatives hadn't touched their loved ones for months when the pandemy started... the feeling I felt watching them hug, push me to make this picture, where the plastic tent looks like melted with the bodies and the curves of the grey hairs are mixed with the reflection of the tent.