not one dimensional society

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NOT ONE DIMENSIONAL SOCIETY

In 2015 – 2016, l hitchhiked with my backpack through both Europe’s largest cities and remote mountain regions without any fixed destination or route in mind. Driven by encounters and chance, I felt escaping my regular life into the newly alluring but precarious mode of existence – ever in search of the persistent though elusive idea of freedom. Along the way, I met several individuals who had turned their backs on contemporary society’s emphasis on consumerism and productivity in exchange for greater authenticity, autonomy and freedom. Once artists, teachers, engineers, professionals in various fields – these people made the radical choice to abandon modern world comfort and retreat into the deep wilderness. They became like unpolished jewels whose horizon is endlessly changing with a new and different sun.

It is a glance into both – relentless and risky, but also tranquil fabric of their private lives as well as the global canvas on which their destiny is weaved.

grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe
grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe
grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe
grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe

grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe
grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe
grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe
grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe
grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe

grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe
grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe

grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe
grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe

grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe
grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe
grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe

grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe
grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe
grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe

grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe

grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe
grete tvarkunaite documentary photography project not one dimensional society andalusia beneficio community granada caves off grid travel europe

Special thanks for Avishai Mark Russell – a great artist and wonderful black sheep – for the video collaboration. Without him stay in Beneficio would have been very different and with much less coffee.