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Alec Soth: Dog Days Bogota

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After completing the work for his first book, Sleeping by the Mississippi, in 2002, Alec Soth traveled with his wife to Bogota, Colombia, to adopt a baby girl. The baby's birth mother had given the new parents a book filled with letters, pictures and poems for their daughter. "I hope that the hardness of the world will not hurt your sensitivity," she wrote. "When I think a ...more
Published December 1st 2007
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Soth is one of the most interesting contemporary photographers. This book just confirms it: It consists of pictures taken in Bogota while waiting for the documents to adopt his daughter, born there. Through simple takes, it transmits the deep feelings of humankind, as always.
A book stemming from a trip to adopt his daughter in Columbia and wanting to provide her with a picture of where she came from in the time she came from there. Soth does it again. Showing us the ordinary in an extraordinary way.
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