Five years ago I was diagnosed with a brain tumor in a location which made treatment difficult. After a period of being able to live with it fairly easily, a few months ago I fainted in the street. This put me in touch with a strong sense of fragility. Fear of calling attention to myself in an unpleasant situation in public meant that I was very anxious about going out and more and more frequently sought refuge in my house. ‘Hogar (home)’ is an intimate diary of this experience of confinement, a product of the impulse to continue taking photographs during a stressful time.

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