We will not tell you anything new by saying that the pandemic has changed not only our way of life, but also the means by which we interact with each other. Today, as never before, we tend to distance ourselves from each other. It seems we need to learn to get along with people again. While it may not be a big fight for some, others may find it quite challenging.
Richard Renaldi is a photographer from New York, USA, who came up with the idea to create a series of images called “Touching strangers”. The artist started this project in 2007 and completed it in 2013, long before all the chaos caused by Covid broke out. The photographs show complete strangers physically interacting while posing together. The portraits are very loving and intimate, which encourages us to reflect on the distance and boundaries we set for each other, especially in times like this.
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