Photographer David Akiba will show his exhibit “Sightlines” at Babson College March 28th- May 25th

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Babson College’s Sorenson Center for the Arts is hosting critically acclaimed photographer David Akiba for an artist’s talk on April 4th from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the Hollister Gallery. “Sightlines” will be open to the public beginning on March 26th and be available for viewing through May 25th.

During “the fraction of a second that the shutter is open” David Akiba’s telephoto lens captures solitary figures as they travel through a nearly unpopulated urban landscape. The aerial viewpoint creates a layered photographic space. In his images of bridges, bus stations, and airports, places people pass through rather than inhabit, Akiba captures moments of unexpected solitude.

“As a musician treasures the unique qualities of his instrument, I have come to deeply appreciate the camera’s singular way of rendering space on a flat surface. It has taught me to see the world more acutely, more joyfully. If the photograph is honest, the viewer may travel on a parallel path to its axis of feeling. There is no certainty of meaning, only the possibility of sharing a living moment.” says Akiba about his craft.

David Akiba received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. His work is in the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Library of Congress, The Fogg Art Museum, The Brooklyn Art Museum, The DeCordova Museum and other public and private collections.

For a more detailed view of David Akiba’s work visit, http://davidakiba.weebly.com/


About Sorenson Center for the Arts

The Sorenson Center for the Arts fosters an environment of creativity and exploration through enhancing the natural synergies between entrepreneurship and the arts, encompassing literary, performing (dance, film, music and theater), and visual arts and design.


About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society -- while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. For information, visit www.babson.edu.

By Hilary Katulak, hkatulak@babson.edu, 781-239-4623 | 03/19/2013 04:25