11
Feb
12

Documentary on Solitude

I’m planning on reading a book pretty soon about solitude and the value of being alone, and as with all subjects more and more knowledge is the best way to start thinking broadly and creatively.

So when I saw this documentary, I was really entranced. This photographer, Alec Soth goes around finding people who are hermits or monks or are otherwise completely withdrawn from the world. He then tries to capture their withdrawal, and some of the shots are really stunning. My only quibble is that some of the subjects don’t really seem to fit the project. And what I mean is that some of the people seem to be straightforwardly suffering from very serious mental disorders. So it’s not completely about withdrawal (which to me implies a purposive decision) but about neglect as well.

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