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Quarantine Conversations: Peter van Agtmael and Lorenzo Meloni

The pair discuss Lorenzo's path from IT engineer to photographer, expanding his photographic vocabulary, the paradox of control when photographing conflict and what Lorenzo would change about himself if he could

Magnum Photographers

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has resulted in most Magnum photographers being restricted in their movements.

As part of a broader photographer-led response, the series Quarantine Conversations sees Magnum photographers in frank and unedited dialogues about work, current affairs, and everything in-between. This conversation is part of a second round of pairings, selected by lottery by Bieke Depoorter, which reversed the pool of interviewers and interviewees from the first round.

This latest installment sees Peter van Agtmael ask questions of Lorenzo Meloni. Lorenzo and Peter talk about Lorenzo’s path from IT engineer to photographer, expanding his photographic vocabulary, the complexity of being in control or not when photographing conflict and what Lorenzo would change about himself if he could.

You can keep abreast of new work on the crisis via Magnum Photos’ Instagram feed and see more of Magnum’s COVID-19 coverage here.

Watch more Quarantine Conversations here.