This week we meet up with photographer Tanja Hollander in North Adams, MA, on her epic journey around the world to visit and take formal portraits of ALL of her 626 facebook friends for her series Are You Really My Friend. She challenges you to take a formal photographic portrait of a friend, and to tell us what a real friend is. 

Episode 15 Instructions:

1. Find a friend (define friend however you want)

2. Take a formal photographic portrait of them

3. Upload to your social media platform of choice using #theartassignment

4. Fame & glory (your work might be featured in a future episode)

5. Extra credit: Also upload a pic of a post-it saying what a real friend is and then send it to Tanja: PO Box 805, Lewiston, ME 04243-805

We met Tanja at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) where the complete series will be exhibited in 2017.

In this episode, we also discus Robert Frank’s The Americans and August Sander’s People of the Twentieth Century

i continue to love the art assignment— who wants to let me photograph them??