Maria Elena Trajtenberg

I am Maria Trajtenberg, currently a photography student at New York Film Academy in New York City. This project is about how Covid-19 is affecting people from Uruguay, my home country, and their small businesses. I am interested in exploring how people respond to this, how they are coping, in which ways their businesses are being affected, what are they doing about it, etc. Since I am not able to photograph them as I usually would, after each interview I ask them five simple questions: favorite food? favorite movie? favorite color? and favorite quote? and that is how I create their portraits.