«I’ll be seeing you»

(series, 27 pictures, 2020/21)

To illustrate the 2020 FGZ annual report, I created a portrait series about teenagers and young adults who grew up at the foothills of Zurich’s Uetliberg.

The photographs capture the tension between no longer being a child and not quite yet being an adult. The farewell to childhood and the associated hopes and visions as well as letting go of insecurities and fears. This transition is often a struggle but with the pandemic the uncertainty is amplified. Will one’s hopes and dreams be fulfilled?

The photographic theme was set long before the Corona year, which 2020 became. It is uncertain if the photographs would be different without the pandemic but those photographed will probably always associate their photograph with their youth and the pandemic.