Amidst Us / Entre Nosotros

“During the pandemic, I worked in Mexico City with a Holga, a plastic camera first made in the ’80s whose plastic lens and imperfect seams…

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I worked in Mexico City with a Holga camera, a plastic camera first made in the ’80s whose plastic lens and imperfect seams made the film blurred in sections and unpredictably streaked with light. Before the quarantine started, I bought 17 rolls of film. They would have to last for months until businesses reopened.