Togetherness: A Photo Assignment

New York is a city of 8 million terrible roommates each trying to eke out their bit of privacy in the tiny, filthy living space. To photograph togetherness here is almost a fallacy, because the forced togetherness of subway cars and public parks is not a warm and fuzzy ideal. I looked for examples of togetherness where the company was deliberately chosen.

I don’t think that a person alone necessarily evokes loneliness. All the people lost in the books and devices in their hands are connecting elsewhere- so what if physical proximity is just a crowd of millions of strangers? What might look like loneliness and isolation here is togetherness, and vice versa.

Photos of togetherness and separateness below.


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