Quarantine Conversations: Newsha Tavakolian and Rafal Milach

The first in a new series of video conversations sees the two photographers discussing dreams and guilt in the context of global social distancing

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The ongoing  COVID-19 crisis has resulted in most Magnum photographers being restricted in their movements.

A new series, Quarantine Conversations, will see these photographers in frank, and unedited dialogue about work, current affairs, and everything in-between. The pairings for these conversations will be dictated by lottery, with the first installment seeing Rafal Milach and Newsha Tavakolian discuss guilt, dreams, seeing yourself in the other, and Tavakolian’s new project. As the first lottery pick, Milach led the conversation, asking three key questions to Tavakolian. Watch the full video below.

This video series forms part of a broader, photographer-led initiative to document the crisis. You can keep abreast of this new work on Magnum Photos’ Instagram in the form of both Instagram Stories takeovers and daily image updates. Regular curations of these new images will made by project lead Peter van Agtmael and published on this site. See the first in the series, here.

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