From Odette England’s article for Photo-Eye:

Awkward social greetings. They’re part of how we navigate today’s world. Pre-pandemic, the rules and cues for social contact seemed clearer. Now we’re in limbo. Should we offer a hand to shake or smize and wave? Nod, wink, elbow-bump? Air kiss, air hug, air pat-on-the-back? Some enterprising folks even created “I Shake Hands” stickers to help ease the tension.

Making contact, looking someone in the eye, and establishing rapport through physicality. All come to mind in reviewing Restraint and Desire by Ken Graves and Eva Lipman. Not only for the photographic subject matter but also the different tensions that scaffold our relationships.

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