Trapped In My Own Body

Juan Pablo Ampudia

2016 - Ongoing

Mexico City, Mexico

The project explores the relationship between a mother, who has suffered from multiple sclerosis for more than 25 years, and her son who has taken care of her since he was young. A story about endurance, loss and isolation. And how with the camera as a shield, both have learned to become resilient.

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects more than 2.5 million people worldwide. The immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves and the damage disrupts communication between the brain and the body. For more than a decade the disease has wreaked havoc on Corina Garcia's body and mind, leaving her completely immobile from the neck down. Corina is one of the 20,000 people with MS in Mexico, a country where little is said about the disease and in which it is difficult for sick families to cope the adversities.

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