“This conversation has been different, it was a spontaneous idea, which aims to show how two individuals with very contrasting stories are getting by in this situation. We are all here, we are all expressing it in our own way, and that is fine. This is our way of connecting with each other with our photographs and written entries. It has been intriguing to visualise our different moods through a written format, but also to compare how we are both feeling on various days.”
Michaela and Kristina are hoping to grow In Conversation With to a bigger international platform, featuring photographers from different places in their publications. Next to that, they’re hoping to set up a series of workshops where artists or photographers can generate ideas, collaborate and discuss their work. All of this might eventually result in an online shop where you can buy prints to support independent artists.
“At present, we would love for the platform to grow, especially internationally, as we are curious to find stories and connect with photographers from all around the world. We have already produced two open calls for photographers to submit to. At the very beginning, we kickstarted the discussion with the theme of Family Spaces and through this, we connected and featured three photographers and visual artists, Frances Bukovsky (US), Shannon Osborne (UK) and Dafne Salis (Italy). This theme led us to design and self-publish Revisiting the Roots, a photographic zine in which we join both of our recent and photographic projects.”