“Together Apart” delves into the profound themes of memory, perception, and experience, capturing the essence of togetherness and separation. “Together Apart” serves as both the title of the new photo book and the ongoing series by the Ritsch Sisters, reflecting the ever-changing nature of our society. Through its composition, arrangement, and content, the series engages with the fluidity and evolution inherent in our lives.

Anna & Maria Ritsch have intertwined their individual and collaborative works, blurring the boundaries of authorship to create a unified artistic expression. These series depict moments of connection and disconnection, featuring portraits, body shots, still lifes, and landscapes. The skin, a recurring motif, serves as both a boundary and a point of contact, symbolizing the intersection between our inner selves and the outside world. The images are thoughtfully arranged in a playful and unconventional manner. “Together Apart” serves as a meditative exercise, inviting readers to contemplate how memory and lived experiences shape our perception of the world.

Bio: Anna & Maria Ritsch are sisters who have independently worked in the fields of photography and audiovisual media for several years. In early 2020, they initiated their collaborative project, “Ritsch Sisters,” working as an artist duo. Their focus lies in photography and video, delving into the tensions between the physical, spatial, and emotional realms. The duo collaborates internationally, with Maria based in Vienna and Anna in New York City.