Dagmar Keller – dear to me
While conversations face-to-face or on the phone and via letters once used to be the most common means of communication, now there are many more possibilities such as SMS, e-mail, instant messaging, and video chat. Communication today means a quicker public exchange, regardless of place and time.
The photographs of dear to me were taken during a stay in Shanghai. Dagmar Keller portrays people who communicate with their loved ones digitally. The private moment is transmitted into the unprotected, public space. In addition, passers-by involuntarily take part in the communication. As a photographer, Keller concentrates on these overlapping visual levels: The image of the counterpart turns into a double portrait, with also one’s selfie on the screen.