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Rising rents and costly utility bills are common challenges, but some millennials have found an uncommon way to address them. They choose to live off the grid in remote areas where they can build their own homes and provide for themselves with wells, solar panels and gardens.

Atlanta-based photographer and filmmaker Ruth Dusseault has traveled throughout North America documenting young people who live in communal groups outside societal structures and norms. She brings her findings to the public in a collection of photographs, shorts films and other media that reflect her background as both an artist and a journalist.

Dusseault spoke with ArtsATL about her new exhibition, The Creatives, which will be at Atlanta’s Whitespace Gallery from August 3 to September 1.

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