Today many young people still feel a gap between generations. Conversations With Dad is a beautiful story about a daughter and her father, and their relationship with each other. Los Angeles based photographer Carissa Dorson was trying to overcome her personal gap with her father by looking for something they have in common, which is photography. For two years they have been sending photos to each other, ping-pong-like from East Coast to West Coast. The photos themselves are beautiful, clever, and reveal more about them than words ever could. Their ongoing visual conversation has blossomed into a deeper relationship.
About the Author
Carissa Dorson is a fine art photographer and cinematographer based in Los Angeles. Her photography has appeared on the front cover of "Like Brothers" by Mark and Jay Duplass, as well as in the book, "Home" by Don't Smile. She has exhibited work at Duncan Miller Gallery, Los Angeles Center of Photography, and The Darkroom Gallery. Her idea for "Conversations with Dad" was recognized in the Los Angeles Center of Photography photo book competition, and subsequently reviewed by The Photobook Journal. Her photo series, "Funny People Serious Photos," was featured in LA weekly. Carissa is an established cinematographer whose work has garnered millions of views online. Her latest comedy feature film, "It's a Party" is streaming on Showtime. Recently (before the COVID-19 shutdown), she was traveling on behalf of Panasonic to speak at tradeshows about her work. Carissa graduated with a BFA from Florida State University's College of Motion Picture Arts in 2011.