4th November 2004




The mystic world of hidden spirits is the theme for a new photography exhibition being shown from this weekend at the European Illustration Collection Hull (EICH) of the University of Lincoln’s Derek Crothall building.


‘Counter Photography’ will exhibit around 60 images completed by 11 celebrated Japanese photographers. It aims to capture a world which is invisible to the human eye through a medium which faithfully reproduces reality.


The touring exhibition has been organised by the Japan Foundation and has travelled the world since it was curated in 2000, using the Derek Crothall Building in Hull after organisers were impressed with the venue’s exhibition space at a previous show around 18 months ago.


The exhibition aims to reflect a wide variety of photographic techniques used by contemporary Japanese artists, including both straight and digital explorative manipulation, and highlights the unique ‘spirit’ of each individual photographer.


“Some of the exhibits are very unusual in relation to both format and style, and reflect ‘Japanese sensibility’,” said Kathie Jenkins, curator and manager of the EICH Gallery.


“We encourage visitors to come to the exhibition with an open mind, and this is a one-off opportunity to see some very beautiful pieces of photography.”


The exhibition starts on November 6th and will run until December 12th. It is open between 10am and 4pm between Monday to Saturday, and entry is free. More information can be obtained from the gallery’s website, found at www.eichgallery.org.



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Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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