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February Photo Chat Chat! Elizabeth Libert, Xuan Hui Ng, George Nobechi and Andy Richter.
February 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
It’s time to Photo Chat Chat!
Join us February 18 at 7pm Eastern in the Griffin Zoom Room for a great conversation with four very different stories. We are bringing together the talents of Elizabeth Libert, Xuan Hui Ng, George Nobechi and Andy Richter.
Our Photo Chat Chat is a monthly conversation bringing together four members of the Griffin community to share their work, ideas and creativity with a broader audience. We are thrilled to bring together these artists who have unique perspectives on creativity and the world they inhabit.
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Here is a look at the artists we are featuring this month.
Elizabeth Clark Libert –
Elizabeth Clark Libert is a fine art photographer based in the Boston area. They Will Be Them is a current project of hers that features her two young sons and questions their nature. The work made it to the Critical Mass top 200, and the image Bleeding Hearts was recently acquired for the Fidelity Investments collection.
Elizabeth’s photographs have been exhibited in group exhibitions nationally, and she had a solo exhibition at NESOP. Her work has been featured in various online and print publications such as the New York Times T Magazine, the New Yorker’s Photobooth, and Lenscratch. Some of her photo heroes include Sally Mann, Larry Sultan, David Hilliard, Francesca Woodman, Nan Goldin, Tina Barney, and Alessandra Sanguinetti. She holds a BA from Amherst College and an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys indie movies and novels, Instagram, historic homes, and spending time with her family.
Xuan Hui –
Xuan-Hui began photography as a form of self-therapy. Nature provided her solace from her mother’s death. Its vastness gave her a sense of perspective while its beauty reignited a sense of wonder and adventure. Initially, the urge to photograph stemmed from an almost desperate desire to preserve those precious moments of nature and prolong the serenity they brought. Overtime, she began to enjoy simply being immersed in nature and marveling at its beauty and magic.
The project, “Metamorphosis”, chronicles her travels to photograph the landscape of Central Hokkaido (Japan) in the past 10 years. She first visited the region with her family when she was 7. Being there conjures up nostalgia for the purity and simplicity of childhood. Photographing it eternalizes the experience.
The past 10 years have been a period of transformation. Her desire to spend more time in Hokkaido led her to move to work in Japan, and eventually leave her finance job. She’s been rediscovering herself and recalibrating the pace and direction of her life. Being in Hokkaido has made it possible. She bears its imprint, artistically and temperamentally. “Metamorphosis” is a manifestation of these changes.
George Nobechi –
I began my second career in photography in 2015. Photography was always a passion of mine through my teenaged years, but I took a hiatus after graduating with an honours degree in History with International Relations from the University of British Columbia and moving to my birthplace of Tokyo, and later New York, to pursue a career in business.
In the Fall of 2014 I left New York and began a journey with an undefined end-date that eventually lasted for nearly a thousand days. During that time I focused on photography, combining self-practice on the road with an internship at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops in 2015.
While on the road I produced my first body of work, Here. Still. , which has since been added to the collections of the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, the Australian Museum of Contemporary Photography, and has been exhibited internationally while garnering awards such as a Critical Mass Top 50, the Paris Photo Prize, and the International Photography Awards.
In 2017 I settled back in Tokyo to continue working on projects that explore different aspects of Japanese culture and everyday life from my perspective as a bicultural minority in my own homeland. My projects have been featured in publications such as Newsweek, Asahi Camera, PDN, Fraction and RFotofolio.
When I am not working on my personal projects I produce workshops, exhibitions, tours and photography-related events in Japan and elsewhere for Nobechi Creative.
Andy Richter –
Andy Richter is an award-winning visual artist and storyteller based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He immerses himself in his subject and its wider context, exploring such themes as family, fatherhood, self-transformation, consciousness and spirituality with the heightened awareness that the camera brings.
Andy’s photographs have been exhibited internationally and he has received recognition from American Photography, Photolucida, the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and the International Photography Awards, among others. He is a multiple time recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant. His monograph, Serpent in the Wilderness, based on his half decade long visual exploration of yoga, was published in 2018 by Kehrer Verlag. His clients include The New York Times, National Geographic Magazine, GEO, Time, Smithsonian, Mother Jones, among others.