Closing on July 1st June 05th, 2020

Dear photographers.

We hope your are well and staying safe and healthy.
This website and your on-going engagement with it and each other has been a source of great joy for us. Which is why it is not easy for us to announce that we will be closing down the site on July 1st, 2020. The website will still be online and you will still be able to visit all of the conversations. You won’t, however, be able to upload any new images after July 1st.
We always thought of this project as a spontaneous, temporary reaction towards the Corona crises and the ensuing isolation. Here in Germany and in many other countries, restrictions are slowly being lifted. We know that the pandemic is far from over and that the situation is very different depending on where you live. It is our feeling, however, that the first impact of isolation is slowly fading away and with it the purpose of this platform. We also do not have the means to maintain this site long-term but would be very glad to see others continue along the lines established here.
We have received a lot of positive feedback and the project has also been featured in a number of publications. There might still be some new ones coming up and we are also thinking about possibilities of publishing the conversations in different formats in the future. We will keep you posted about these updates via email.
We hope this is enough of a heads-up for you to finish your conversations. Once again, a heartfelt Thank You to all of you. You made this idea come to life and we hope you too were able to get some joy, relief, insights and entertainment out of taking part.

We also feel we need to address the on-going protests in the US and many other places in the world after the murder of George Floyd by US police. If you haven’t done so already, please take some time to educate yourself and take action. There are many great resources out there already, but here are a couple of helpful links just in case:

Resources for Photographers and Beyond on Anti-Racism

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

https://www.blacklivesmatterberlin.de/georgefloyd-and-actionable/

#blacklivesmatter

All the best from Berlin
Yana and Jonas

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