Talk with Your Hands

A new photo book provides a snapshot of a new series of black-and-white photography that explores the role of gesture in communication and self-expression in a world pre- and post-Coronavirus pandemic

As I might have mentioned in previous posts, ever since the beginning of this year I’ve been working, on and off, on a series of black-and-white hand portraits and self-portraits exploring activism and, since Covid, exploring the role of (hand) gesture in communication and self-expression, in a world pre- and post-Coronavirus.

A few images from this body of work ended up being featured in publications, pandemic archives, workshops, and the like. Some images were even included in pandemic-related online courses. While working on this project, I wanted to get a better idea of how images and related text would look like when displayed together, as a body of work. Hence, I decided to design a sample photo book. That’s how “Talk with Your Hands – Exploring Gesture in Communication and Self-Expression” came to be. You can check it out here:

This is very much still a work in progress, which eventually will be presented in full by itself or as part of another upcoming project. I will definitely keep everybody posted.

As always, I hope this finds you well. Thanks for stopping by!

Alina Oswald

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