by the Gentle Author
Photographer Agnes Sanvito sent me this series of her pictures of queues
“For the past few years, I have been documenting people queuing to board a bus, buy a coffee or see an exhibition and most recently, during the current lockdown, for all essential needs.
Coming from Italy, queueing is an alien phenomena to me. No one else queues as the English do. Hungarian-born British author George Mikes wrote, “An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.”
My fascination with queues starts with how people organise themselves into a fair and orderly line. Within this framework, different quirks of behaviour and posture emerge, people are checking their phones, reading, kissing, or just simply staring at the line and feeling satisfied that the queue grows.
Since the lockdown and the requirement of two metre distancing, the lines are growing even longer at local groceries, DIY shops, post offices, pharmacies and supermarket in my neighbourhood.
I hope my pictures lift you up and grant a new perspective on this strange yet significant moment we are living through.” – Agnes Sanvito
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