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Alec Soth, Dog Days in Bogotá

My wife and I adopted our baby girl, Carmen Laura, from Bogotá, Colombia. While the courts processed her paperwork, we spent two months in Bogotá waiting to take Carmen home. 

Carmen's birthmother gave her a book filled with letters, pictures and poems. "I hope that the hardness of the world will not hurt your sensitivity," she wrote, "when I think about you I hope that your life is full of beautiful things."

With those words as a mission statement, I began making my own book for Carmen. In photographing the city of her birth, I hope I've described some of the beauty in this hard place. (Soth)

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Alec Soth, Dog Days in Bogotá - Claire de Rouen Books
Alec Soth, Dog Days in Bogotá - Claire de Rouen Books
Alec Soth, Dog Days in Bogotá - Claire de Rouen Books
Alec Soth, Dog Days in Bogotá - Claire de Rouen Books
Alec Soth, Dog Days in Bogotá - Claire de Rouen Books
Alec Soth, Dog Days in Bogotá - Claire de Rouen Books