Photographer D. J. Hinman will hold an exhibit entitled “Bhaktapur Is Calling” at Roonee Gallery in Tokyo on November 1-6, 2022. The exhibit features 48 black-and-white film photographs of the ancient city of Bhaktapur, Nepal.
D. J. Hinman photographed neighborhoods in Bhaktapur repeatedly over a period of 4 years. The series goes beyond the designated historic district into the side streets
and back streets where the ethnic Newari people live. The subjects in the series include: a group who perform ancient Hindu chants; women at the windows; and people socializing at designated
public spaces. His goal in this series of silver gelatin photographs is to create a window into the life of the people of Bhaktapur as well as their social communities.
The photographs in this exhibit are part of a larger series entitled “Nepal Is Calling,” which will be published as a photography book with text in both English and Japanese by Tosei-sha Co. Ltd.,Tokyo, on October 29 (ISBN 978-4-88773-205-06).
D. J. Hinman is an avid film photographer with 25 years of experience behind the camera, first in New York and later in Japan and countries in East and Southeast Asia. He shoots only in black-and-white film, develops the negatives himself and prints them by hand on silver gelatin paper in the darkroom. He has held 12 solo exhibits in Tokyo. D. J. Hinman has lived in Tokyo for 19 years.
D. J. Hinman
Bhaktapur Is Calling
November 1-6, 2022