UMIHARA, Chikara. Whispering Hope.

(The Netherlands): Fine Books, 2017.  First edition.  Tall quarto.  152 pages.  The photographer’s first book; a record of trips across America by Greyhound Bus that Umihara took over the course of five years, without any specific destination in mind. Following self imposed rules, he confined his picture making to the bus and the stops it made.  Combining views from bus windows, portraits of bus passengers, bus stations and short texts, this work illustrates a personal and poignant view on the current state of a nation.  A near fine copy, an open spine hardcover.  Published in an edition of just 300 copies and soon sold out.


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