Following the completion of several photography projects on the human being, I took several retreats to Cistercian monasteries. In these isolated religious communities, monks retire behind cloisters in order to devote themselves entirely to God.
By adopting the methods of documentary photography, I wanted to not only bear witness to their spiritual journeys, but also to sketch out the contours of surpassing one’s physical self. The process is a personal experience born of a desire to understand, to share, to photograph these silent places, to capture in colors this inner evolution.
Read the complete text of this article by Virginie Plauchut on the French version of La Lettre.