Connected While Apart: 7 Photos of a Long-Distance Couple

One couple finds a creative way to stay connected from opposite sides of the globe.

Dec 3, 2015
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Half&Half Brooklyn bridge photo

Love knows no distance – not even when that distance is 6,863 miles and a 14-hour time difference. This is how Danbi Shin and Seok Li, both artists from South Korea, decided to approach their long-distance relationship when Shin’s work took her to New York. To bridge the distance and document their lives apart, Shin and Li started a photo collage project called “Half & Half.” The project was a means through which the couple could discover and bond over the parallels between their surroundings and daily routines. Taken simultaneously, these photos capture the common experiences that Li and Shin share - despite the distance.

1. ENJOYING BREAKFAST TOGETHER

Half&Half cereal bowl

2. A TOUCHING MOMENT

Half&Half hand photo

3. SUNRISE, SUNSET

Half&Half sunrise, sunset photo

4. TWO HALVES OF ONE WHOLE

half&Half split face photo

5. A CULTURAL DIVIDE

Half&Half split portrait

6. LUNCH DATE

Half&Half split lunch photo

7. TOGETHER, APART

Half&Half portrait
Mirele writes about everything related to doing good, with a particular interest in volunteering and social entrepreneurship, informed by her background in eco tourism.
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