Bronze 2019 Editorial / Photo Essay

Kodoku - 孤独

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/Photo Essay
  • Photographer
    Gili Benita
  • Photo Date
    February-April 2018

On February 2018, I traveled to Japan for a two-month journey, to explore the Japanese culture of being alone and its encounter with my own sense of feeling alone. In a country where thousands of people die alone each year without anyone noticing, loneliness reaches its most extreme form. In my journey, I was able to find the difference between loneliness and solitude, and the definite presence of the existence of personal individualism. In the series of photographs that I took, I tried to photograph myself and my alone through other people, passersby in the space of Japan.