Chikara Umihara “Whispering Hope”

IG Photo Gallery

poster for Chikara Umihara “Whispering Hope”

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“Whispering Hope” from the U.S.-based photographer Chikara Umihara is a series of images taken on some 20 long-distance bus trips across the U.S. from 2011 to 2016. Published in 2017, the series received special mention in the Best Photography Book of the Year category at PHotoESPAÑA in Madrid. Continuing in the vein of Robert Frank’s “The Americans,” Stephen Shore’s “American Surfaces,” and Alec Soth’s “Sleeping By the Mississipi,” “Whispering Hope” captures the diversity of ethnic and cultural backgrounds in America while reflecting on the political and systematic forces at play in people’s lives.

Talk by Chikara Umihara and Kenji Takazawa (IG Photo Gallery Director)
Date: July 20 (Sat) 18:00–17:00
In Japanese. Please see the official website for details.



from July 09, 2019 to August 03, 2019
Exhibition Hours: 12:00–20:00


Chikara Umihara



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