City life is a paradox wherein, in the midst of millions of people, it’s quite easy to feel disconnected. Rio de Janeiro-based photographer Calé’s series Seekers is about the conundrum of being a functioning adult, going about the grind of daily life and career-building, while ignoring our inner, more existential lives.
It is the polar opposite of Richard Renaldi’s Touching Strangers, which breaks through the lack of connection between so many people closely sharing an environment. Calé’s series exposes a more accurate reality.
The series is currently on view at the four-day festival Flash Forward Boston until May 29. Appropriately, the exhibition is hosted in temporary shipping containers at the Rose F. Kennedy Greenaway Conservancy, mirroring the transitory theme of the work.
All photographs © Calé.