The Photographic Journal

A Place Not Far From Here

Essay 167 • Jul 10th 2017

Contemporary society is one that's always connected to something or someone else, the oversaturated enviroment that surrounds us emphasizes the intrinsic quality of belonging.

From a personal standpoint, this is a journey to a place that inevitably leads to a vulnerable state of detachment, a quest to learn what links us to one another, while finding an answer of emptiness and seclusion.


Joel Jimenez (b. 1993) is a Latin American photographer currently studying a bachelor’s degree in Photography at Veritas University in San Jose, Costa Rica.