Hoan Kiem 03.2020
A portrait document made at the centre of Hanoi in Vietnam focusing on reactions and self protection anticipated by locals and tourists following the pandemic crisis. This series was created around the Hoan Kiem lake, a major spot in town for public gathering. Locals were used to wear mask as a everyday protection for germs and pollution. As the pandemic started to move across countries, a fear from the spread of the virus from foreigners to locals increased rapidly. The mask became essential for all.
© Vincent Karcher