The Gulf Between Here and There


Connor Atkins

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.


The Gulf Between Here and There is an attempt to both reclaim and indict the omnipotence of cell phone usage; on one hand, devices like cell phones distract the mind and create walls between people and their surroundings. On the other hand, though, cell phones have been incredibly adept at connecting people as well as capturing quotidian moments that otherwise may never be documented. This project is ongoing and each photo of an in-between moment has been made on my own iPhone 6S to illustrate the value that phones do bring to documentary work. At the same time, these photos serve to show people that which they may be missing themselves.