Saturday, July 2, 2011
ARE YOU REALLY MY FRIEND?
|"Dinner with Karin & Barry, Auburn, Maine" (2010)|
Maine-based photographer, co-founder and member of the Bakery Photographic Collective Tanja Hollander recently began a complex and worldwide adventure called "Are you really my friend?: The Facebook Portrait Project" in order to examine "how we define friendship and who we let into our private yet very public online lives" through the social terrain of online media.
The Project began with 626 facebook friends, and has since grown as she continues to travel to her friends' homes revealing intimate portraits of her "real friends". She keeps the website updated in a blog format, chronicling in between shoots a Cambodian pig roast in Gray, Maine, late nights in New Orleans during Jazz Fest, the consequences of Matisse buying a portrait at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, as well as letters written in support of a pay-what-you-can sale.read & see more