What: The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center will be presenting Silent Existence, by Tetsugo Hyakutake. This exhibition marks the one-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011. Over the years, Hyakutake has worked with Japan as the theme of his art, investigating pathos in relation to historical, social, and economic issues involving industrialization and urban and social development.
About the Artist: Tetsugo Hyakutake was born in Japan. After working for Fujifilm Imaging in Tokyo, Hyakutake moved to Philadelphia and graduated from the University of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, receiving the Promising Artist Award and Society for Photographic Education Mid-Atlantic Region Scholarship Award. In 2009, Hyakutake obtained a Master’s Degree of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania where he was awarded a Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship. His work has been exhibited in Tokyo, Philadelphia, New York, and Madrid.
When: The exhibit is from Mar. 8 through Jun. 11. The artist reception and talk is on Mar. 29, 6:30 – 8:00pm, $15.
*Proceeds from the reception will be shared with the Japan Society for their Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.
More: For more information on the workshop, go to: http://www.philaphotoarts.org/silent-existence-by-tetsugo-hyakutake/