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H1N1

Oscar Colorado | Mexico City, Mexico

3,642 people died in 2009 in North America due to the Swine Flu pandemic. On January 16, 2012 I was diagnosed with the H1N1 virus. We photographers always expect something extraordinary happens around us to capture it with our cameras. For 10 days I was isolated in my room hoping that my wife and two sons David and Daniel (3 and 4 years old then) not to  catch the disease. Also I was afraid of also having pneumonia, the most common fatal complication of the H1N1 virus. I survived the H1N1 virus and these photographs are a record of the days of my illness in Mexico City. 

Oscar Colorado (b. 1969) is a photographer who was born and lives in Mexico City.

Oscar Colorado is research professor of photography at the School of Communication at the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City.

Among his photographic interests include the social documentary photographyand contemporary art photography.

Oscar Colorado of the Image Agency "FotoUP" and of the Origins Project.

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