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The year of the pandemic, as told through stories of change #stronghope

We will remember 2020 as the year of the pandemic, in which many things changed: our way of life, our habits and our set of values.

And yet every crisis contains a seed of opportunity: Italy has managed to apply its creativity, its flexibility and its ability to react, in a way that few other countries have been able to. During the emergency we have seen it continue to produce and work so as to guarantee essential services, while health workers have given absolutely everything in the hospitals.

Every day, right from the start of the pandemic, Parallelozero’s photojournalists have chronicled (and will continue to chronicle) all this for the most important Italian and international media outlets.

With CoviDiaries we have turned this narrative into a multimedia project which is intended to be a tribute, but above all a memento: stories of change, so that we don’t forget what we have managed to be, what we are and what we can be in the future.

This is because, in the words of a Chinese proverb, “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills”.