Familiar and Distant

20 May 2011 – 3 Jun 2011

Event times

Monday to Friday 9am - 7pm

Cost of entry



England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus: From Old St. 243 towards Wood Green; 149 North; From Liverpool St. 149 or 242 North on Bishopsgate.
  • Tube: Old Street, Liverpool Street

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by Jason Hindley


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 7am-9.30pm with drinks provided. The exhibition then continues from 20th May-3rd June, Monday-Friday 9am-7pm. Admission free!

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