Synopsis: A Highrise Laundry Room is a documentary by Fernando Sancho portraying the lived experiences of six housekeepers who work for the residence of a highrise apartment building on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, New York City. Within the laundry room’s common space, the workers gradually shared their own highly personal stories with Sancho.
Fernando Sancho (b. Saragossa, Spain) is a photographer and video artist, who creates photobooks, exhibitions, and documentales. He uses his practice to connect to the world around him and record lived experiences. He is inspired to make work by persons or communities he encounters with rich character in his daily life. Understanding creativity as a way of life, he documents the everyday in ways that strike a balance between aesthetics and content.