Pambahay (2020) is in my native language Tagalog. It translates to "in the house." This project tells the story of the routines we have practiced since life outside became suspended due to the unexpected quarantine that was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It focuses on the comfort of home and the awareness of the beauty that is found in the everyday and seemingly monotonous actions that we take. Since the pandemic people have been given a chance to look within to appreciate the fundamental of being. Nothing is more rudimentary than the element of home. Pambahay is a photo series that captures these stories.
Directed and photographed by Anna Divinagracia.