November 10 – December 24, 2011

Artist: Hiroshi Sumiyama

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 10, 6-8PM

ISE Cultural Foundation is pleased to present “Path” at Front Space by Hiroshi Sumiyama.

Hiroshi Sumiyama is a landscape photographer born in Kyoto, Japan. The images in the series Path (2009-) were photographed with the photographer’s handmade large format pinhole camera. Sumiyama was inspired by 19th century impressionist paintings and he purposefully worked to recreate this effect using soft-focus and pale color palates, which are characteristic of pinhole cameras. By avoiding image sharpness, he successfully recreated the silent and peaceful atmosphere of the mountains. When photographing in nature, Sumiyama attempts to question his life philosophy in a way similar to nature poets. Sumiyama visualized his experience of life’s hardship through his poetic photographs.

Sumiyama has lived and worked in New York City since 1995. He graduated from the International Center of Photography in 2008 and has had several group shows since then. This is his first solo show.

Image: “Path #214″ 2011, Chromogenic print, 29″ x 37-1/2″

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