Christine Ljubanovic’s portrait photographs of famous artists, curators, critics and writers lie between classic portraits and experience reports. Developed as a complete contact sheet, they are living reports of the artists’ encounters and also include the environment of the subject of the portrait. The publication shows for the first time an overview of conversation portraits by Christine Ljubanovic which have been created over the past forty years. During this time she met, amongst others, Thomas Hirschhorn, Gisèle Freund, Yoko Ono, Peter Weibel, Arnulf Rainer, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Alfred Pacquement and Raoul Schrott, who has also contributed a poem to the volume. With the selection of 60 portraits she has thus produced a comprehensive picture of today’s artistic and cultural scene. In each case the artist and the subject of the portrait chose the meeting place together, so that it provides the framework for the photographic conversation.