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I myself was under construction and a work in progress, while I worked toward health.

Photography Series by Ana Prundaru, Spring 2016

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Statement:

These photographs were taken during a hospital stay, aimed at addressing issues related to my Lyme disease. I was placed in the infectious disease department, which was mostly empty, save for two or three other patients, whom I could occasionally hear. I wondered how these patients dealt with the isolation.

For me, the act of taking photographs was therapeutic. The construction site on one side of my window and the local University building on the other, were the closest thing to being in touch with the outside world. I realized how I myself was under construction and a work in progress, while I worked toward health.

I would like to dedicate these photographs to everyone who is struggling with a life-stopping illness and especially chronically ill people, who often experience hardship in having their illness dictate the pace and substance of their lives.

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Ana Prundaru is a visual artist and writer from Bucharest, Romania. Her photography and artwork are forthcoming from Thin Air, Merrimack Review and Seafoam Magazine. Visit her at www.anaprundaru.wordpress.com.

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