Human Being x Photographer

Re-humanize connection. Share differences. Radicalize authorship in image creation. Listen actively. Create safe space for vulnerability. Explore empathy.



Human Being x Photographer is an ongoing participatory photography project and experiment created by Cat Coppenrath in San Diego, CA. Using a systems perspective, conversations and photographs begin from micro connections and will move outward. Supporting the belief that photography should always be a collaborative effort between photographer and subject, participants are asked to respond to the experience and images with their own artistic expression. All frames are shot throughout the conversation on a 6x6 Ferrania Elioflex analog camera.

Interestingly, this forgotten camera was found laying in a bin at the local swap meet. As this project is also a personal exploration for the photographer, the images being created using this camera are symbolic of process: taking risks, overcoming fear, and learning along the way.