Maine-based photographer Tanja Hollander has amassed nearly 700 Facebook friends, but many of them she has never met in person, so she went on an epic quest in hopes of turning online relationships into something real.
Hollander got the idea for what eventually turned into her photo project titled ‘Are You Really My Friend?’ on New Year’s Eve of 2010 while she was sitting at home and hand-writing a letter to a friend serving in Afghanistan while talking on Facebook to another pal in Jakarta.
This dichotomy in the means of communication got Hollander
thinking about the relationships in her life both on and off line, and she came
to the realization that some people whom she considered her friends she had
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