George's Bath is a photo series, captured by photographer Corinna Kern, that depicts the bathtub of a 72-year-old compulsive hoarder. The series is part of a larger project in which Kern captures different aspects of the life of the hoarder, George Fowler.
Kern befriended Fowler at an eviction resistance event and discovered that he had lived as a squatter in the 1970s. She went on to stay with Fowler for two months, and each day took pictures of his bathtub, a space where all kinds of items were carefully cleansed and arranged.
In contrast to the chaotic and disturbing images usually associated with hoarding, George's bath is depicted in the photo series as being a private sanctuary from the overflowing mass of objects piled around the rest of the house.
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