Germany, Switzerland, Singapore: Lockdown thoughts
Even if it’s ‘only’ being grounded in a well-equipped children’s room, feelings of loss, loneliness and isolation can also be felt here. Fanny, 17, comforted maybe at least a bit by her puppy, speaks of feeling helpless and of her fear of infecting her sick father with the coronavirus. “Everything will be different” after the coronavirus pandemic, fears 14-year-old Rocco from Zurich. “I miss my friends”, says 13-year-old Aisha after three months during which she hardly ever left her apartment in Singapore. She stopped counting the days of the lockdown, says twelve-year-old Sophia from Bochum, because every day was like the next anyway.
Feli and Pepita von Ehrenfeld did not travel to the crisis zones of this world, but documented with photos and short interviews how much the global pandemic can negatively impact even presumably sheltered children and young people.
Photographers: Feli and Pepita von Ehrenfeld, Germany
Feli and Pepita von Ehrenfeld, born in Bergneustadt and Wesseling, are a German artist and photographer duo active in a wide variety of fields, from music and fashion to advertising and design. Both studied at the University of Cologne and are part of the founding team of ‘Kids Wear Magazin’. Childhood and youth are one of the most important themes of their photographic work.