Whispering Hope is the debut publication by Japanese photographer Chikara Umihara. The book brings together snap-shot style landscapes, portraits and excerpts of writing that were made on 20 trips aboard Greyhound buses in the United States. The bus stations, back alleys and roadside detritus reveal a glimmer of hope and possibility in an increasingly desperate and downtrodden USA, while the poignant text clearly roots this book in the realm of portrait-making. Self-published (Tokyo).
152 pages, 21 x 33 cm, hardcover, self-published (Tokyo).