In 2003 Soth and his wife spent two months in Colombia, following the adoption of their baby girl from Bogotá. The infant’s birthmother left her a book with ephemera, poems and personal affects. “When I think about you,” she wrote, “I hope that your life is full of beautiful things.” Inspired by the simple, heartfelt message, Soth set out to create his own book for his daughter, documenting the people, buildings and views that typify her birth city. Untitled 02, Bogotá, 2003, which depicts a lone dog perched at a vantage point overlooking Bogotá, evokes sympathy and awe for its subject. Of that period Soth wrote: “In photographing the city of her birth, I hope I’ve described some of the beauty in this hard place.” It is a powerful yet unsentimental memento that was subsequently chosen as the book cover dedicated to the series, Dog Days Bogotá.