Familiar and Distant

May 11, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers | 1 Comment |
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From 20th May to 3rd June, 100 images of Japan taken over a period of 13 years by award-winning photographer Jason Hindley, will be exhibited at theprintspace gallery in Shoreditch, London. ‘Familiar and Distant’ is a compilation of Hindley’s personal photographs taken during his various trips to Japan. ” Seemingly familiar views of backstreets, public spaces, and people going about their daily life reveal subtle details in an intimate and yet reserved manner,” the organisers say. Admission is free, and there is an opportunity to purchase the exhibited prints at an affordable charity price, with all proceeds from the print sales going British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal. The gallery is located at 74 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DL, and is open Monday-Friday from 9am till 7pm.

Theprintspace Press Release

Familiar and Distant

LONDON, UK From 20th May to 3rd June, 100 images of Japan taken over a period of 13 years by award-winning photographer Jason Hindley, will be exhibited at theprintspace gallery in Shoreditch, London. All proceeds from the print sales will go to the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal. The exhibition will provide a rare opportunity to purchase the exhibited prints at an affordable charity price.

Familiar and Distant is a compilation of Hindley’s personal photographs taken during his various trips to Japan, a country where he finds a constant source of inspiration. Blurring the boundaries between carefully framed still life photography and snapshots of fleeting moments of the mundane, Hindley’s images quietly observe the daily humdrum of Japan to reflect what could be described as unnoticeable fragments of everyday life; a theme that reappears in Hindley’s work time and again. Seemingly familiar views of backstreets, public spaces, and people going about their daily life reveal subtle details in an intimate and yet reserved manner, conveying a unique sense of everyday Japan.

Familiar and Distant opens at theprintspace gallery at 74 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DL on Thursday, 19th May from 7pm-9.30pm with drinks provided. The exhibition then continues from 20th May-3rd June, Monday-Friday 9am-7pm. Admission free!



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#1 PL

If there is one type of photography I hate, then it's this: the taking of photos of somebody candidly without their knowing. I hope he got people to sign releases after he took their photo (especially the close-ups like the one above).

6:32 pm - Wednesday, May 11, 2011