Project info

This long-term project consists of seeking out hermits and getting close to them and to their way of life. Nelly Rodriguez often finds them in remote areas of the Swiss countryside. The images that she brings back depict a reality that is little known, while also addressing various issues such as solitude, one’s choice of lifestyle, the encounter with others, and the relationship between society and nature. This series in progress alternates between portraits of people and the spaces, both built and natural, in which they live their lives.

—Catherine Kohler