George Fowler lives in London. He is 72 years old, and he is what is called a “compulsive accumulator”, with Diogenes syndrome. He accumulates garbage, lives in recluse .. Corinna Kern has chosen to focus on one room of his home: his bathroom and especially his bathtub, the only accessible space.
“Having lived with George for two months, my attention has been drawn to all the activities that are concentrated in his bathtub, while the rest of his house remains cluttered with a lot of accumulated objects. His bathtub became the only preserved area: there he washed his dishes, his clothes, he stored objects, repairs bicycles, he drinks his coffee, it is also a place of reading and this is the place where finally, he takes a bath. ”
Corinna Kern is a German photojournalist based in Israel. After working on video for TV channels, she graduated with a degree in photojournalism from the University of Westminster in 2012.
In 2014, she won the Getty Images Reportage Emerging Talent Adward. She decided to move to South Africa for two years to carry out personal photography projects. In 2016, she moved to Israel where she continued to focus on communities of diverse cultures and backgrounds, as an independent.
Her stories have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Stern, Spiegel, Bloomberg, CNN, Vice.
She is represented by the agency LAIF.
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