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'Together Apart' by the Ritsch Sisters Captures an Intangible Side of Human Connection

An intimate exploration of the tensions between the physical, spatial and emotional.

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'Together Apart' by the Ritsch Sisters Captures an Intangible Side of Human Connection

An intimate exploration of the tensions between the physical, spatial and emotional.

In the heart of Vienna, Pool Publishing has unveiled Together Apart, a visually poetic book by the photography duo Anna and Maria Ritsch, also known as the “Ritsch Sisters.”

Serving as both the title of the book and an ongoing series, Together Apart delves deep into the ever-changing nature of our society, identity and the essence of the human experience. Curated by Carmen Lael Hines and inspired by Roland Barthes, Together Apart paints vivid portraits of moments that both tether and untether, capturing them in a blend of portraits, tender body shots, still life and landscapes. Within its visual tale, skin, a timeless symbol of connection, weaves its path, peeling back the layers of tactile allure.

The Ritsch Sisters infuse the series with a dynamic interplay between vibrant and muted colors, color and black-and-white images, enriching the overall visual experience. The title comprises two separate book blocks within its pages, inviting readers to explore the juxtaposition of togetherness and separation. Embarking on a meditative journey, Together Apart urges us to reflect on cherished memories and the symphony of lived experiences that shape our perception of the world.

Now available for purchase through Pool Publishing, Together Apart by the Ritsch Sisters retails for €40 EUR (approximately $45 USD).

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