Agoraphobia is not merely a fear of open spaces. It’s a fear that certain environment is unsafe and with no easy way of getting away. Artist Jacqui Kenny has been living with this disorder, which affects her ability to travel. However, she has managed to find the way to take “travel photos” from the safety of her room – using Google Street View.
This project came to life accidentally, while she was exploring Google Street View and taking some screenshots. Her sister encouraged her to continue, and so the “Agoraphobic Traveller” was born. It shows photos of many beautiful corners of the earth, without the artist leaving her home or even using her own camera. But there’s more to just that. It also encourages Jacqui and other agoraphobic people conquer their fears.