There is an element of serendipity in photography, especially in documentary photography, and even more so when one decides to work as a collective. Years will go by, and you will still think of the fortuity of how you met your colleagues, or how a group project started.
I’m honored and delighted that Teju Cole joins me for the first Three Questions conversation. A writer and photographer, Teju shares my passion for combining text and images in his work, both in his books and exhibitions—including Punto d’Ombra (June 2016), the Italian edition of his upcoming Blind Spot (June 2017)
Minsk based photographer Alexander Vasukovich popped up on my radar with a project on domestic violence in Belarus. I was following his work called One out of every three women. The project is a profound and empathetic portrayal of the issue and is centered around a women’s shelter in Minsk.
Often, when asked what a photo collective is, we find ourselves without a simple answer. Over the years, in addition to our purely subjective experience, we added that of many other collectives that we got to meet. We will start from what we know better – our work – with the idea of presenting what other photographers have done.