Touching Strangers by Richard Renaldi encourages a dialogue about the relationships and connections we form with each other by calling on strangers to touch and pose for a photograph. This Aperture Gallery show, the third exhibition on the subject, expresses Renaldi's desire to continue and develop the conversation he started back in 2007, now asking people to offer their own images on Instagram to be shared within his work.
Conducting these ephemeral meetings of strangers in cities all over the United States, challenges the physical divides and boundaries our society upholds. Renaldi creates a platform that challenges the way we connect and let each other into our lives, even if only for a moment - a touch or a photograph.
There was an artist talk at Aperture on April 16th at 6:30pm.