Issue #5 / Near
In this issue the photographic aspects of emotional and physical
closeness are examined. What does the world look like if it is
physically up close? How can photography capture an emotional
nearness and do justice to feelings of security and humanity?
Nowadays, many would have us believe, we live in a `global village'
where distances are as good as obsolete and everything is within
easy reach. But what consequences does this have for what is
actually close by, for the social cohesion of a community and for
the way we treat our fellow creatures? How complex is the actual
relationship between physical and emotional nearness?