Nearby Strangers touches on the theme of intimacy and tells a story about how people live and interact in modern western societies. What is real intimacy in the age of social media and how is intimacy experienced and practiced in different environments? How does eye contact and proximity between strangers affect such levels of intimacy and what is the relationship between photography and storytelling? This project relies on photographic sequencing as a storytelling technique to tell a story about how strangers interact. It shows intimate moments unfolding on buses either between myself and my subjects or between strangers and by doing so revisits Henri Cartier-Bresson’s notion of the decisive moment.
Claudia Bigongiari • Amanda Gordon • Shaun Hines • Stee Louw • Zara Pears • Pannaporn Saichaemjan • Lily Simmons • Yafei Wang • Joss Williams • Bojian Xu • Qing Xu • Shuqiao Zhang •