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Artist Alexandra de Steiguer Reflects On Her 20th Winter Of Solitude13:30

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Alexandra de Steiguer looks out from Star Island toward the White Island Lighthouse. (Courtesy of de Steiguer)closemore
Alexandra de Steiguer looks out from Star Island toward the White Island Lighthouse. (Courtesy of de Steiguer)

It's hard not to feel the urge, sometimes, to step away from the chaos and din, take a deep breath, and go to a place that's quiet and beautiful.

For photographer Alexandra de Steiguer, that is a yearly ritual. She is about to leave for her 20th winter of solitude on a small island off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire. She takes pictures, writes music, and takes care of the buildings on the island through fierce winter storms.

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Alexandra de Steiguer, photographer and the winter caretaker of Star Island.

This segment aired on November 10, 2016.

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