This Photography Series Tries to Shatter Eating Disorder Stereotypes

By: Farida Helmy - Jun 25, 2014
References: laiaabril & featureshoot
For this poignant bulimia photo series, photographer Laia Abril captures the turmoils and hardships of a young girl battling with the eating disorder. In ‘A Bad Day,' Abril portrays a day in the life of 21-year-old named Jo—who is suffering from the eating disorder that seems to have taken over her life.

In the somber bulimia photo series, Abril tries to shed a new light on the issue and change the stereotypes about those suffering from eating disorders. Showing the audience that the disorder isn’t just about being thin, we see how Jo’s obsession takes over her days and her willpower making her purge daily even though she wakes up every day wanting to start fresh.