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Craig Buchan Photographs the Daily Lives of Nuns

 - Sep 24, 2014
References: craigbuchan & itsnicethat
Photographer Craig Buchan's latest series captures a 'Commitment' that's more serious than most: the commitment to God.

The series chronicles the lives of modern-day nuns, revealing the mundane realities of their day-to-day. However, despite how prosaic the activities (mowing the lawn, for instance), may be, the Godly context makes them nonetheless fascinating. It's almost like a "Nuns, they're just like us!" segment in Us Weekly.

Buchan does a terrific job of balancing the sacred and the profane, to reference Durkheim; shots of elaborately fashioned crucifixes, for instance, are interspersed between shots of nuns completing various errands, from driving to the store to washing their car mats. The voyeuristic quality of the series is further enhanced by the subjects' vocation, which links them inextricably to a much larger concept, and entity, than themselves.