"Sorry We're Closed" by Sabrina Bongiovanni | December 2021

In her impressive solo exhibition “Sorry We’re Closed,” photographer Sabrina Bongiovanni offers a razor-sharp meditation on an empty city. During the 2020 Covid-19 lockdowns, Bongiovanni wandered the streets of London, documenting the uncanny impact of empty shop windows, covered storefronts and lonely mannequins during the early weeks of the lockdown. The capital became a ghost town, the proposed fashion dream fell to pieces.

In “Sorry, We’re Closed,” Bongiovanni offers a personal perspective on a time of absolute stasis. At times editorial and at times surreal, her brightly lit images are fresh and joyful, while hiding a starker reality underneath.