Copenhagen Photo Festival

Very honored that this piece 'The Lost Art of Conversation / Part I' entailed that I was chosen to be one of 24 international photographers who were selected out of 449 submissions to The Censored Exhibition at Copenhagen Photo Festival 2018

Also happy that the piece has been awarded an Honorable Mention at the International Photography Awards / OneShot Street Photo Competition 2019

‘The Lost Art of Conversation’ was photographed as part of a series over the course of several months in 2017. Each image in the series is based on an impromptu photo op that arose when walking along city streets in search of empty cafĂ© chairs behind wet glass. The project’s idea was inspired by the rise of social media - and the constant need to edit our lives online as a means of establishing and maintaining relationships. As mental focus is increasingly directed towards cyber relations via mobile devices - even when people are supposedly together with others - verbal conversation seems doomed to become a lost art. The project's intention is to shed pensive light on this lack of face-to-face communication, which comes with the risk of distancing relationships that exist in the physical world. 

So. Here's to small-talk, silent whispers or loud discussions; any kind of verbal exchange that's 100% in the here-and-now...

''The Lost Art of Conversation / Part I'
Photo by Nicole Gadiel, 2017

Exhibited at Copenhagen Photo Festival / The Censured Exhibition 2018 
Awarded an Honorable Mention at International Photography Awards / OneShot Street Competition 2019

Below are other selected images from the series 'The Lost Art of Conversation'
Photos by Nicole Gadiel, 2017