Black and White: portraits of interracial couples

Photographer Robert Kalman is also telling cross-cultural stories, through photographs.

Robert’s Black and White project is a collection of portraits of interracial couples.

The people captured have origins in many different countries but what they have in common is that they are all in a cross-cultural or interracial relationship. Through Robert’s photographs you get a glimpse of their lives, even if only for a moment.

Photographs taken with permission from Robert Kalman.

Via Collazo Projects, who were photographed for the project. Read about it here.

UPDATE (12th October 2009): Robert Kalman has just published a book of his project, called ‘No difference between them’. It’s on sale here.

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About the author

Lucy (Liz) Chatburn
Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.
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15 Comments

  • I found your site in blogcatalog and I really loved it!

    I was going through something like that when I had a crush on one of my friends who was a western.

  • Hello and I’m glad you liked it. Thanks for sharing your experience. Thanks for your message on BlogCatalog as well!

  • You’re most welcome!
    I may send you the whole story as well but when I have the guts to tell it one day…

  • WOW how cool are those pics!

    I was in an interracial relationship with my ex :)

  • Middle Eastern: I’d love to read your story – when you’re ready of course. Maybe it can help other readers in the same situation as well.

    Laura: same for you – I’d love to hear from you if you ever feel like writing about your interracial relationship. The photos are great, aren’t they?

    I wrote to Robert Kalman to check he was ok with the post and he sent a poem which inspired the working title of the project. I really liked it:

    There was a boy
    with skin as dark
    as the earth

    & a girl with eyes
    as blue
    as the deep

    & they loved each other
    so well that people could
    not tell them apart,
    for in their hearts,
    there was
    no difference
    between them.

    No Difference – Brian Andreas

  • Hi, Liz,

    Thanks for continuing to praise my pictures. It’s been wonderful meeting so many couples and having them allow us to photograph them.

    The pictures will become a book sometime at the end of this year. I will let you know when it’s published. A wonderful writer, Heidi Durrow, has written the introduction.

    Best,
    Bob Kalman

  • Thanks to you Bob! Looking forward to seeing how the book turns out.

  • janet

    i’m in a relationship with an american man. I AM AFRICAN, he works in my country, Uganda

  • janet

    Just wanted to say i love the pictures.

  • Hi Janet. Thanks so much for sharing and I’m pleased that you like the pictures! Greetings to Uganda!

  • Hi, Everyone,

    The book, “No Difference Between Them,” is now available & previewable at this link:
    http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/890067/?utm_source=badge&utm_medium=banner&utm_content=280×160

    Bob Kalman

  • leann

    I am going through a realy tough time now I need some advise !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rockiemech

    i really want to lead a interracial love relationship,anyone add me, im from india(south)

  • rockiemech

    hy ,liz,im glad to contact with u about interracial relationship,would u like me,contact my mail id

  • silje

    Hi guys,

    a little off topic, but I hope you could help me.
    I’m conducting a research, which is the basis for a Master’s thesis at the University of Warsaw.

    It is directed to all people who have ever been in an intimate relationship with a partner for at least 5 months, regardless of gender, nationality or age, but I would especially be happy if people who have ever been in a cross-cultural reletionship could fill it out (since there are less of such people and they are more difficult to find).

    It is anonymous and takes approximately 20 min.

    Here comes the link:
    http://www.ankietka.pl/ankieta/80712/cross-cultural-study.html

    Thank you so much for participation!

    Martyna