Creativity loves constraints and recently the lockdown has given many artists a space for inventiveness in a digitized world. ⁣⁣
We recently came across the Telephoto series of talented photographer @GhalebCabbabe.

He shared his thoughts with us on this portraits series of people confined across the world.
“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough” ⁣Robert Capa, the renowned war photographer said those famous words decades ago.⁣⁣⁣
As many political leaders are saying, we are at war today. A different kind of war, against an invisible enemy that separates people. ⁣⁣⁣
However – in our digital age in particular – is closeness solely determined by the physical distance from a subject? ⁣⁣⁣
Is there an emotional connection that we could create to bridge that gap?⁣⁣⁣
Can we imagine the photographers of the future shooting remotely through high tech devices just like doctors perform surgeries today on patients who are not physically in the same place?⁣⁣⁣
“Telephoto” series questions and explores the notion of distance through portraits shot remotely via mobile devices. Ironically – and despite the persistent inequalities – from Wuhan to New York, in times when people are ordered to stay apart, we rarely felt so close to each other. ⁣⁣⁣


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