This past fall, The Washington Post partnered with Visura in an open call for photo essays. The Post selected two winners and three honorable mentions out of hundreds of submissions. We are presenting one of the honorable mentions today on In Sight: Spanish photographer David Arribas’s project on anorexia, “Jaula (Cage).”
Based in Madrid, Arribas pursues in-depth projects of an anthropological/social bent. He has examined Spain’s tradition of using greyhounds in wild hare hunting and produced a documentary on people and suicide, among other projects. Arribas’s “Jaula (Cage)” follows the story of a young woman named Nerea who struggles with anorexia nervosa.
According to Arribas, Nerea was 5 when she heard voices in her head encouraging her to stop eating. At 14, she was diagnosed with anorexia.
Perspective | ‘I know that there will probably always be an anorexic part inside of me, but there is also one that fights for life, and won’t tire of doing so’
Photographer David Arribas documents a young woman's fight against anorexia.