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See Tanja Alexia Hollander's portraits of her Facebook friends

Maine photographer Tanja Alexia Hollander is shooting formal portraits of all 626 of her Facebook friends in their homes for a project called "Are you really my friend?" Some Face-friends she has never met in person, others she'd long stopped talking to. There are also exes with new partners, ex-partners of friends and friends from grade school. Since starting in Feb. 2011, Ms. Hollander has photographed 200 of her pals -- the project involves travel across four continents

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Self portrait of photographer Tanja Alexia Hollander. Photo was taken in West Cornwall, Vermont, at the home of one of the Facebook friends she photographed. On left is Emily Sunderman, playing the violin.

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Denis, Elliot and Toby Nye photographed in Portland, Maine, 2011 relationship: friends, art, met through art world Portland years known: 15-20

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Daryl Fort photographed in Portland, Maine, 2010 relationship: friends, business (art), met through Aaron Frederick years known: 0-5

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Chris Wyman photographed in Queens, New York, 2011 relationship: friends, met through Emma Hollander years known: 0-5

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Burdie Burd photographed in Portland, Maine, 2010 relationship: friends, art, met through Dave Burd years known: 0-5

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Angela Dufresne with Larry the dog photographed in Brooklyn, New York relationship: friends, art, met through Brett Chenoweth years known: 15-20

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