Ire Lenes is a sociologist and documentary photographer from Madrid. Her work focuses on people's relationship with their own environment and history.
My (Non) Neighbourhood
For the ING Talent Award 2021 Lenes made the work My (Non) Neighbourhood. Lenes lives near Madrid in a mixed residential, industrial and commercial area: a non-neighbourhood with no name, no identity. After COVID confinement, people were allowed out for two hours a day within one kilometre of their home. Her personal story of resilience is about adapting to life in this strange place of freedom that she had ignored for years.