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Long-distance family portraitsJun 21 2012

Photographer John Clang is using projected Skype video to make portraits of Singaporean families whose members are scattered around the globe.

Long Distance Portraits

In Singapore, it is a common practice for entire families to gather on special occasions for a formal picture, often at a studio, with the resulting image framed and prominently displayed at home. The growing tendency of younger family members to take jobs abroad, however, has left many modern portraits missing a relation or two. So the Singaporean photographer John Clang devised a solution, piggybacking on the video-calling technology that already helps ease the dislocation of separated family members: Skype.

(via @bdeskin)

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