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Essay

 

So close, yet so far

Digitization, urbanization, hypermobility: people have never been so close to one another—and yet so far away at the same time. An essay in photographs.

Text Thomas Schmelzer  

Photos Peng Ke (magnifying glass); Axelle de Russé/laif (night scene); Nora Bibel/laif (pod hotel); Photographeral (wrapped couple); Hannah La Follette Ryan for @Subwayhands (U-Bahn); Getty Images/Mongkol Chuewong (scooters Taiwan); The Merge/Sara, Peter & Tobias (couple with VR goggles); Yoshitaka Kashima (mirror)