InsideOut Project's 'Trabajadores Esenciales de San Martín'

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In mid-March, 2020 the pandemic generated by a new type of coronavirus was present in Argentina and forced all workers in the city of San Martín, Buenos Aires, to rethink their daily practices. In many cases, they had to completely reconfigure their work to serve the new needs generated by this extraordinary situation.

Caring for people who contract COVID-19 and their families was -and still is- a task that could be simpler than it is if it were not for the fact that, in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires, workers do it with a population that has been severely affected by structural adjustment and repeated socioeconomic crisis. These workers do not work with numbers but with real people, with concrete bodies that have stories, sufferings, and difficulties of all kinds. Coming into contact with someone going through the desease reveals all kinds of distressing situations that deserve a comprehensive approach. Each person may have been going through a possible emergency situation that required the intervention of multiple actors. There had to be many circuits operating simultaneously, from the person bringing a bag of food and basic higiene elements to the home of those who have no income to the person driving the van that transfers people to the isolation center, among many others.

This series of portraits were taken in order to recognize the work done by essential workers of San Martín in pursuit of the well-being of the residents of the city. This includes health care workers, community leaders, social assistants, call center operators, and many more. The aim is to give visibility to the networks of solidarity and care that have been generated and strengthened during 2020 and 2021.

This project was produced with the support of the InsideOut Project, a platform that helps communities around the world to stand up for what they believe in and spark global change locally. Large-scale black and white portraits of members these communities are displayed in public spaces to create a piece of street art; this particular action was displayed in the walls of the Military Lyceum of San Martín in October 27, 2021.
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