ALEC SOTH || Dog Days, Bogotá
In 2002, Alec Soth traveled with his wife to Bogotá, Colombia to adopt a baby girl. The baby’s birth mother gave the new parents a book filled with letters, pictures and poems for their new daughter. “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.”
During the two months that the Colombian courts processed their adoption paperwork, Soth set about making his own book for his daughter. In 2007, Soth completed this book: Dog Days, Bogotá.