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The Invisible in the Pandemic
Through his images, Javier Fergo speaks about familiar realities tolerated by successive governments, like exploited immigrants living in slums, the large number of homeless people roaming our streets, and families with unsteady incomes who are forced to live in a subsistence economy. They all seem like minor matters in a budding pandemic.
Yet these circumstances, inconceivable in other European countries, have been spotlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the worst way possible. Thousands of people from Huelva to Almería, not to mention in Cádiz, Seville and Granada, are living in extreme conditions without a home, work or food.
While the rest of us clapped from our balconies, following the #QuédateEnCasa (stay at home) trend, these people didn’t have a home where they could take shelter; they had no running water for basic hygiene, electricity or income to buy food and had to depend on NGOs to survive during the months of confinement in the state of alarm.