Yuichi Hibi: ICP Lecture Series, Wednesday, December 1st

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This Wednesday, Japanese born, New York based photographer Yuichi Hibi will be lecturing at the International Center of Photography as part of the School's ongoing Photographers Lecture Series. Whether its New York, Shanghai, or his native Japan, Hibi's photographs conjure the isolation of urban spaces at night and grapple with the alienation of an outsider. His black and white images key up contrasts of light and dark and illuminate unnerving corners and silhouette mysterious strangers. Hibi's work has the lingering qualities of some of his Japanese predecessors, Yoshiyuki Kohei, Daido Moriyama, and Takuma Nakahira, who worked in the Are-Bure-Boke (grainy, blurry, out of focus) style. But Hibi's images also take root in his cinema background. They evoke the mood of film noir and recall the seedy environs of New York from Martin Scorsese's "Taxi Driver" and John Schlesinger's "Midnight Cowboy." The lecture will be held at the School at ICP, 1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 on Wednesday, December 1st at 7 p.m. If you cannot attend the lecture in person, ICP will be streaming the event live online at http://lectures.icp.edu/live/ For directions or more information visit: http://www.icp.org/events/2010/december/01/photographers-lecture-series-... To see more of Yuichi Hibi's work please visit his website: http://www.yuichi-hibi.com/