Tokyo Photographic Art Museum - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Documentary Film: Taro Okamoto’s Okinawa

    Documentary Film: Taro Okamoto’s Okinawa

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2019-07-13 - 2019-08-02

    One of the leading artist in Japan, Taro Okamoto (1911 -1996), journeyed to Okinawa in1959 and 1966. The searching of his identity as Japanese drove him to travels throughout Japan. He sought the ultimate...More »

  • poster for Tropical Malady A.W. A Portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul

    Tropical Malady A.W. A Portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2019-07-06 - 2019-07-07

    Thai artist and director Apichatpong Weerasenthakul has been captured on film by Canadian filmmaker Connor Jessup as he prepared for his latest film on location in Colombia, South America in 2017. That...More »

  • poster for World Press Photo 2019

    World Press Photo 2019

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2019-06-08 - 2019-08-04

    For World Press Photo 2019, thousands of photographers from 129 countries submitted a total of 78,801 images. Forty-three photographers from 25 countries have been given awards. Categories include Contemporary...More »

  • 2019 44th JPS Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2019-05-18 - 2019-06-02

    2019 marks the 44th JPS Exhibition since the Japan Photographers Association held its first in 1976. Venue: B1 FloorMore »

  • poster for TOP Collection Reading Images: The Stories of Four Places

    TOP Collection Reading Images: The Stories of Four Places

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2019-05-14 - 2019-08-04

    The TOP Collection is an exhibition that presents works from the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum Collection. This year’s theme is “reading images.” We will be thinking about the visual images in the works...More »

  • poster for Ryuji Miyamoto “Invisible Land”

    Ryuji Miyamoto “Invisible Land”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2019-05-14 - 2019-07-15

    This exhibition will feature Ryuji Miyamoto’s early photographs from travels through remote regions and cities in Asia, as well as pinhole works produced in Tokunoshima. [Related Events] 1. Three-Person...More »

  • poster for Yoshino Oishi “Ravages of War”

    Yoshino Oishi “Ravages of War”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2019-03-23 - 2019-05-12

    The 20th century is called the “Century of War.” Still today, having had almost two decades of the 21st century, we continue to have wars around the world. Wounds of the Pacific War remain in Hiroshima,...More »

  • poster for Lieko Shiga “Human Spring”

    Lieko Shiga “Human Spring”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2019-03-05 - 2019-05-06

    The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum will present a solo exhibition featuring “Human Spring,” the latest work by the contemporary photo artist Lieko Shiga. Spring marks the time when the world awakes from...More »

  • poster for The Origin of Photography: Great Britain

    The Origin of Photography: Great Britain

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    • Media: Photography - Crafts - Workshops - Talks
    • 2019-03-05 - 2019-05-06

    Research into methods of photography began in the latter part of the 18th century, and with the announcement of the invention of the first photographic technology in 1839, the curtain was raised on photographic...More »

  • poster for The Yebisu International Festival  for Art & Alternative Visions 2019 — The Art of Transposition

    The Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2019 — The Art of Transposition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video and Film - Media Arts - Performance Art - Art Festival
    • 2019-02-08 - 2019-02-24

    The Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions is a unique annual event founded in 2009 that combines exhibitions, screenings, live performances, and talk sessions. Over the years,...More »

  • poster for Things So Faint But Real - Contemporary Japanese Photography Vol. 15

    Things So Faint But Real - Contemporary Japanese Photography Vol. 15

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    • Media: Photography - Performance Art - Talks
    • 2018-12-01 - 2019-01-27

    The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum carries out various projects/programs to discover artists with great potential who challenge the possibilities presented by photography and imagery, to offer support to...More »

  • poster for Michael Kenna - A 45 Year Odyssey 1973-2018

    Michael Kenna - A 45 Year Odyssey 1973-2018

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2018-12-01 - 2019-01-27

    This retrospective of renown landscape photographer Michael Kenna is his first in Japan. With over 450 solo exhibitions and 70 published photo collection titles, Kenna is one of the world’s most popular...More »

  • poster for Architecture × Photography — A Light Existing Only Here

    Architecture × Photography — A Light Existing Only Here

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    • Media: Photography - Architecture
    • 2018-11-10 - 2019-01-27

    When Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (1765–1833) succeeded in taking the first ever photograph, the image that he captured was the corner of a “building” seen through a window. From this it can be seen that photography...More »

  • poster for New Cosmos of Photography 2018

    New Cosmos of Photography 2018

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2018-10-27 - 2018-11-25

    The New Cosmos of Photography is Canon’s cultural support project to discover, nurture, and support new photographers pursuing new possibilities in creative photographic expression. The annual contest,...More »

  • poster for I Know Something About Love, Asian Contemporary Photography

    I Know Something About Love, Asian Contemporary Photography

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2018-10-02 - 2018-11-25

    Asia is undergoing a period of spectacular transformation and development. In the fields of both contemporary photography and art interest in Asia continues to grow. This exhibition will focus on the current...More »

  • poster for The Magic Lantern—A Short History of Light and Shadow

    The Magic Lantern—A Short History of Light and Shadow

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Installation - Product - Video and Film
    • 2018-08-14 - 2018-10-14

    The practice of projecting images on a screen or a wall had spread to the entire world long before the birth of cinema, thanks to the invention of the device called “magic lantern,” an ancestor to the...More »

  • poster for TOP Collection—Learning The Fragments of Dreams

    TOP Collection—Learning The Fragments of Dreams

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2018-08-11 - 2018-11-04

    The TOP Collection is a series of exhibitions based on a single annual theme presenting works from the museum’s collection of over 34,000 items. This year’s theme, learning, strives to stimulate the viewer’s...More »

  • poster for Kunié Sugiura: Aspiring Experiments, New York in 50 years

    Kunié Sugiura: Aspiring Experiments, New York in 50 years

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    • Media: Graphics - Photography - Talks
    • 2018-07-24 - 2018-09-24

    Spotlighting Kunié Sugiura, a pioneering photographer who first encountered the medium as a student at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1963. Sugiura was quick to focus on the expressive potential of photography,...More »

  • poster for World Press Photo 2018

    World Press Photo 2018

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2018-06-09 - 2018-08-05

    The World Press Photo 2018, features award-winning photographs by 42 photographers in eight categories. Marking the 61st anniversary of the contest, 4,548 photographers participated from 125 countries...More »

  • poster for Masatoshi Saito “Another World Unveiled”

    Masatoshi Saito “Another World Unveiled”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2018-05-12 - 2018-07-16

    Naito Masatoshi: Another World Unveiled exhibition is an overview of the maverick photographer’s career, which spans over fifty years. In the 1960s, Naito engaged in depicting the formation of life and...More »

  • poster for Top Collection: Learning Into the Pictures

    Top Collection: Learning Into the Pictures

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2018-05-12 - 2018-08-05

    The TOP Collection is an ongoing series of exhibitions presenting works from the collection of the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. This edition deals with the theme of “Enjoying and Learning.” The type...More »

  • poster for Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts: Basically. Forever. -2018-

    Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts: Basically. Forever. -2018-

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2018-03-24 - 2018-05-13

    Displaying 19th century through contemporary works from the collection of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (K*MoPA) taken by photographers at the age of 35 or younger. A total of 95 international...More »

  • poster for Geneses of Photography in Japan: Nagasaki

    Geneses of Photography in Japan: Nagasaki

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    • Media: Photography - Workshops - Talks
    • 2018-03-06 - 2018-05-06

    To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Meiji Era, the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum will hold a series of exhibitions based on the earliest Japanese photographs, depicting the birthplaces...More »

  • poster for The Magazine and the New Photography: Koga and Japanese Modernism

    The Magazine and the New Photography: Koga and Japanese Modernism

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2018-03-06 - 2018-05-06

    Kōga was a coterie magazine that was produced for less than two years from 1932 to 1933. Printed in an A4 variant size, with the photographic plates reproduced using one-side offset printing, it contained...More »

  • poster for The Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2018 “Mapping the Invisible”

    The Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2018 “Mapping the Invisible”

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts - Sound
    • 2018-02-09 - 2018-02-25

    The Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions is an international festival of art and images that combines exhibitions, screenings, live performances, and talk sessions, and has taken...More »

  • poster for Photographs of Innocence and of Experience: Contemporary Japanese Photography vol. 14

    Photographs of Innocence and of Experience: Contemporary Japanese Photography vol. 14

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2017-12-02 - 2018-01-28

    The “Contemporary Japanese Photography” exhibition was begun in 2002 to provide a venue for new, creative endeavors and offer support to people with creative spirits who strive to expand the possibilities...More »

  • poster for TOP Collection : The Eternal Inspiration

    TOP Collection : The Eternal Inspiration

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2017-12-02 - 2018-01-28

    Eugène Atget is an important figure in the history of photographic expression so the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum has made a point of collecting his works since it was first established, now boasting...More »

  • poster for W. Eugene Smith: A Life in Photography

    W. Eugene Smith: A Life in Photography

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2017-11-25 - 2018-01-28

    W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978) is one of the greatest documentary photographers in the history of photography. He published many excellent photo-essays such as “Country Doctor,” “Spanish Village,” “Nurse...More »

  • poster for New Cosmos of Photography 2017

    New Cosmos of Photography 2017

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film - Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-10-21 - 2017-11-19

    The New Cosmos of Photography is Canon’s cultural support project to discover, nurture, and support new photographers pursuing new possibilities in creative photographic expression. The annual contest,...More »

  • poster for Shorts Shorts Film Festival & Asia Presents: Autumn Screening 2017

    Shorts Shorts Film Festival & Asia Presents: Autumn Screening 2017

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2017-10-16 - 2017-10-22

    Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA), a qualifying film festival for the annual Academy Awards® and one of Asia’s largest international short film festivals, will hold “Autumn Screening...More »

  • poster for The Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions 2018, International Symposium “Invisible, Indermedia, Expanded - The potential of moving images”

    The Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions 2018, International Symposium “Invisible, Indermedia, Expanded - The potential of moving images”

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2017-10-09 - 2017-10-09

    This international symposium will be held in advance of the 10th Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions. The overarching theme of this year’s event is “invisible,” a keyword that...More »

  • poster for Yurie Nagashima “And a Pinch of Irony with a Hint of Love”

    Yurie Nagashima “And a Pinch of Irony with a Hint of Love”

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2017-09-30 - 2017-11-26

    This is the first solo exhibition by Yurie Nagashima (1973-) to be held in a Japanese public museum. In 1993, while still attending Musashino Art University, she won the Parco Prize at the Urbanart #2...More »

  • poster for 20 Year Anniversary TOP Collection: Scrolling Through Heisei Part 3 “Synchronicity”

    20 Year Anniversary TOP Collection: Scrolling Through Heisei Part 3 “Synchronicity”

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    • Media: Photography - Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-09-23 - 2017-11-26

    Over the years, the museum has held many exhibitions that introduce the permanent collection through various themes. “TOP Collection: Scrolling Through Heisei” is a year-long exhibition in which a single...More »

  • poster for Japanese Expanded Cinema Revisited

    Japanese Expanded Cinema Revisited

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts - Talks
    • 2017-08-15 - 2017-10-15

    Centered around works in the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum collection, this exhibition will look back over the history of moving images while simultaneously exploring the possibilities the future holds...More »

  • poster for Araki Nobuyoshi: Sentimental Journey 1971-2017-

    Araki Nobuyoshi: Sentimental Journey 1971-2017-

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2017-07-25 - 2017-09-24

    Nobuyoshi Araki has achieved world-wide acclaim for his photography, which he began creating in the 1960s. He is known for the great variety of themes and techniques he employs in his work and for his...More »

  • poster for TOP Collection: Scrolling Through Heisei Part 2 “Communication and Solitude”

    TOP Collection: Scrolling Through Heisei Part 2 “Communication and Solitude”

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    • Media: Photography - Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-07-15 - 2017-09-18

    Email, the spread of the Internet, the violation of personal rights, the protection of personal information, communication disorders, and solitary death are all phenomena that have emerged predominantly...More »

  • poster for Screening Event: “In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter”, “Don’t Blink Robert Frank,” “How to make a book with STEIDL”

    Screening Event: “In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter”, “Don’t Blink Robert Frank,” “How to make a book with STEIDL”

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2017-07-15 - 2017-08-05

    Documentary films about photographers have become popular in recent years. In line with this trend, last Autumn more than 10,000 people visited the Robert Frank exhibition hosted at The University Art...More »

  • poster for Antonio Gades Company in Cinema: Carmen, Blood Wedding/Flamenco Suite

    Antonio Gades Company in Cinema: Carmen, Blood Wedding/Flamenco Suite

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2017-07-01 - 2017-07-14

    Screening three films by Antonio Gades about the art of flamenco dancing. Screening Schedule 【Jul. 1—Jul. 7】12:10~ BLOOD WEDDING/FLAMENCO SUITE/14:30~ CARMEN 【Jul. 8—Jul. 14】12:10~ CARMEN/14:30~...More »

  • poster for World Press Photo 17

    World Press Photo 17

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    • Media: Photography - Workshops
    • 2017-06-10 - 2017-08-06

    Since it was established, World Press Photo has encouraged the highest standards in photojournalism. The resulting archive is not only a record of more than half a century of human history, but a showcase...More »

  • poster for Film “Two Journalists: One Century”

    Film “Two Journalists: One Century”

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2017-06-03 - 2017-06-30

    Tsuneko Sasamoto and Takeji Muno are 101-year-old journalists. Sasamoto has been writing about accomplished people both famous and unknown. Her writings always reflect ever-changing times, vividly depicting...More »

  • poster for Dayanita Singh, Museum Bhavan

    Dayanita Singh, Museum Bhavan

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2017-05-20 - 2017-07-17

    Beginning her career as a photographer for Western magazines, Dayanita Singh gradually came to detest producing pictures of the exotic, chaotic poverty that conformed to the foreigners’ image of India....More »

  • poster for TOP Collection: Scrolling Through Heisei Part 1 “In the Here and Now”

    TOP Collection: Scrolling Through Heisei Part 1 “In the Here and Now”

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    • Media: Photography - Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-05-13 - 2017-07-09

    The phrase “in the here and now” has come to be questioned again and again since the start of the Heisei era, in 1989. After more than a quarter-century, this era has faced up to various difficult situations:...More »

  • poster for “Robert Doisneau: Through the Lens” Film Screening

    “Robert Doisneau: Through the Lens” Film Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2017-04-22 - 2017-05-25

    Many people have seen Robert Doisneau’s famous photograph titled “Kiss by the Town Hall” without knowing who it was taken by. It was shot for “Life” magazine in 1950 and became known throughout the world...More »

  • poster for Documentary Screening “≒ Yayoi Kusama I Adore Myself”

    Documentary Screening “≒ Yayoi Kusama I Adore Myself”

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2017-04-01 - 2017-04-21

    This documentary by Takako Matsumoto records the essence of Yayoi Kusama’s art as it wells up in the conflict between life, death and love. The film shot with a fixed-point camera covers a pivotal moment...More »

  • poster for The Eyes of Photojournalist Hiromi Nagakura - Crawl and Run Towards the Future

    The Eyes of Photojournalist Hiromi Nagakura - Crawl and Run Towards the Future

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2017-03-25 - 2017-05-14

    Hiromi Nagakura has spent the last 37 years traveling to conflict zones and remote areas throughout the globe, documenting the lives of the people living there. His photographs convey a sense of what is...More »

  • poster for Dawn of Japanese Photography: The Anthology

    Dawn of Japanese Photography: The Anthology

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    • Media: Photography - Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-03-07 - 2017-05-07

    “Dawn of Japanese Photography: The Anthology” presents highlights from four previous exhibitions that broke new ground in the understanding of early photography in Japan. Those exhibitions held at this...More »

  • poster for Hiroshi Yamazaki “Concepts and Incidents – A Retrospective from the Late Sixties Onwards”

    Hiroshi Yamazaki “Concepts and Incidents – A Retrospective from the Late Sixties Onwards”

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2017-03-07 - 2017-05-10

    More than 200 works outline the career of the pioneering conceptual photographer and filmmaker Hiroshi Yamazaki from a contemporary perspective. Yamazaki’s work allows us to experience the limitless...More »

  • poster for APA Award 2017

    APA Award 2017

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    • Media: Photography - Art Competition
    • 2017-03-04 - 2017-03-19

    Presenting works from the 45th open-call competition of the Japan Advertising Photographers’ Association (APA).More »

  • poster for Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2017: Multiple Future

    Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2017: Multiple Future

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2017-02-10 - 2017-02-26

    The Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions is an annual film and art festival held in Ebisu, Tokyo that features exhibitions, film screenings, live performances, and other events....More »

  • poster for Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Ghosts in the Darkness

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Ghosts in the Darkness

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2016-12-13 - 2017-01-29

    “Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Ghosts in the Darkness” will commemorate Tokyo Photographic Art Museum’s 20th anniversary. Throughout his career, Weerasethakul has produced serene, lyrical films set in northeast...More »

  • poster for 20 Year Anniversary TOP Collection: Tokyo Tokyo and TOKYO

    20 Year Anniversary TOP Collection: Tokyo Tokyo and TOKYO

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2016-11-22 - 2017-01-29

    Today, the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum collection contains over 33,000 works (both Japanese and foreign), and efforts are continually being made to acquire new works. To provide viewers with a diverse...More »

  • poster for Tokyo Tokyo and TOKYO - Contemporary Japanese Photography vol.13

    Tokyo Tokyo and TOKYO - Contemporary Japanese Photography vol.13

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2016-11-22 - 2017-01-29

    Tokyo Photograhic Art Mueseum develops a variety of programs to support the creativity of those who challenge the limits of photography and moving images, discovering artists with strong potential and...More »

  • poster for Hiroshi Sugimoto “Lost Human Genetic Archive”

    Hiroshi Sugimoto “Lost Human Genetic Archive”

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2016-09-03 - 2016-11-13

    The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum will hold the “Hiroshi Sugimoto: Lost Human Genetic Archive” exhibition to celebrate the museum’s Grand Reopening and 20 Year Anniversary. Hiroshi Sugimoto is an artist,...More »

  • poster for World Press Photo 16

    World Press Photo 16

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2016-09-03 - 2016-10-23

    For 60 years already, World Press Photo has encouraged the highest standards in photojournalism. The resulting archive is not only a record of more than half a century of human history, but a showcase...More »

  • poster for Yuji Hamada “Photograph” Talk Event

    Yuji Hamada “Photograph” Talk Event

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2014-08-09 - 2014-08-09

    To mark the occasion of the release of Yuji Hamada’s first photography collection “Photograph” a special talk and book signing are held, joined with Yoshihisa Tanaka, who oversaw the art direction and...More »

  • poster for Basically. Forever. Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (K*MoPA)

    Basically. Forever. Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (K*MoPA)

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-08-09 - 2014-08-24

    Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts is dedicated to supporting emerging artists and photographers from around the globe with its ongoing program of “Young Portfolio”. In this exhibition a selection of...More »

  • poster for Photographs of Akihiko Okamura All About Life and Death

    Photographs of Akihiko Okamura All About Life and Death

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-07-19 - 2014-09-23

    Akihiko Okamura (1929-1985) first made his debut as a photo journalist with a 9 page spread in Life magazine covering the Vietnam war and was soon hailed as the successor to Capa. In 1965 as a result of...More »

  • poster for Fiona Tan “Terminology”

    Fiona Tan “Terminology”

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film
    • 2014-07-19 - 2014-09-23

    Fiona Tan has earned a strong international reputation with installations that often incorporate archival film and photographic images crossing between both documentary and fictional form. Her work delicately...More »

  • poster for “Qui êtes-vous, Maurice Baquet?” Talk event

    “Qui êtes-vous, Maurice Baquet?” Talk event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2014-06-21 - 2014-06-21

    With the release of “Rova French Culture A to Z”, examining French culture through film, photography, music, literature and Fashion, Mikado Koyanagi holds a talk show on chapter V = Violoncelle, that is...More »

  • poster for “The 13th Open Show Tokyo” Talk event

    “The 13th Open Show Tokyo” Talk event

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2014-06-19 - 2014-06-19

    Yusuke Yamanaka x Art Collector Daisuke Miyatsu In a follow up to his debut photo book “Tsugi no yoru e”, released last year, the acclaimed photographer Yusuke Yamanaka launches his second catalogue “Ground”...More »

  • poster for World Press Photo 14

    World Press Photo 14

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    • Media: Photography - Art Competition
    • 2014-06-07 - 2014-08-03

    Each year, World Press Photo invites photographers throughout the world to participate in the World Press Photo Contest, the premier international competition in photojournalism, with prize winning work...More »

  • poster for “Hana Inochi Yukio Nakagawa” Film Screening

    “Hana Inochi Yukio Nakagawa” Film Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2014-06-07 - 2014-06-22

    Born in Kagwa prefecture in 1918, Yuko Nakagawa caused scandal amongst the ikebana world with his rejection of established schools of flower arrangement, pursuing his own independent practice and even...More »

  • poster for “Oyako - Present to the Future - ” Film Screening

    “Oyako - Present to the Future - ” Film Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2014-05-31 - 2014-06-04

    Since his move to Japan the photographer Bruce Osborne has developed a project named “Oyako” (meaning parent and child) in the photographic pursuit of that special family bond, which has become his life’s...More »

  • poster for “12th Open Show Tokyo” Talk Event

    “12th Open Show Tokyo” Talk Event

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2014-05-22 - 2014-05-22

    With the publication of her photobook “I will go back to the moon, after all” in November 2013, Kawori Inbe here offers reflections on this collection of female portraits built up over 10 years and discusses...More »

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    “How to Make a Book with Steidl” Film Screening

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    • 2014-05-18 - 2014-05-30

    The printer Gerhard Steidl has been embraced by the geniuses of many fields, including the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gunter Grass, the American photography master Robert Frank, and the charismatic Chanel...More »

  • poster for The 39th JPS Exhibition 2014

    The 39th JPS Exhibition 2014

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    • Media: Photography - Art Competition
    • 2014-05-17 - 2014-06-01

    Founded in 1950, the Japan Photographers Society promotes creative activities as an organization of professional photographers. It aims to enhance the skills and professional standings of photographers...More »

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    Spiritual World

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-05-13 - 2014-07-13

    Presenting a selection of photographs, films, and other materials from the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography’s collection of more than 30,000 items. Introducing photographers and other artists who...More »

  • poster for Tokihiro Sato “Presence or Absence”

    Tokihiro Sato “Presence or Absence”

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2014-05-13 - 2014-07-13

    Sato Tokihiro creates his work, taking light, time, space, and the body as his themes, using the pinhole camera, camera obscura, and long exposures. In his Photo-Respiration series, one of his masterworks,...More »

  • poster for Film Screening “Count Five to Dream of You”

    Film Screening “Count Five to Dream of You”

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2014-05-03 - 2014-05-06

    Rising star of Japanese film Yuki Yamato follows the popular girls vocal and dance group “Tokyo Girls’ Style” as they prepare for their first lead concert, subtly capturing their success and struggles....More »

  • poster for Mountain Film Special - From Early German Film to Japanese Greats

    Mountain Film Special - From Early German Film to Japanese Greats

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2014-04-19 - 2014-05-02

    A special tribute is paid to the genre of mountain films, as pioneered by German filmmaker Arnold Fanck, tracing from the early 20th Century to the current day. For the full screening schedule please...More »

  • poster for Robert Capa “The 101st Year - They All Adored Bob”

    Robert Capa “The 101st Year - They All Adored Bob”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-03-22 - 2014-05-11

    Spending most of his life in the warzones of Spain and various other areas of conflict, Robert Capa built up a collection of over 70,000 photographic works, but these are not limited only to the depictions...More »

  • poster for Matsujiro Kanmuri + Misuo Hokari “Valleys and Peaks”

    Matsujiro Kanmuri + Misuo Hokari “Valleys and Peaks”

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2014-03-04 - 2014-05-06

    Introducing the photography of Kanmuri Matsujiro, one of pre-WWII Japan’s most famous mountain climbers, known for his exploration of Kurobe Gorge and his alpine travel writing, and Hokari Misuo, who operated...More »

  • poster for “A Retrospective on Shimooka Renjo - 100 Years After His Death”

    “A Retrospective on Shimooka Renjo - 100 Years After His Death”

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2014-03-04 - 2014-05-06

    In the first large-scale retrospective of Shimooka Renjo(1823-1914) this exhibition not only pays respect to his position as a pioneer of photography in Japan but also highlights the fact that he was first...More »

  • poster for “APA Award 2014”

    “APA Award 2014”

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    • 2014-03-01 - 2014-03-16

    The Japan Advertising Photographers’ Association (APA) presents its annual award exhibition with a choice selection of works from the world of advertising, along with an open call photography section featuring...More »

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2014-03-01 - 2014-04-18

    This documentary follows a research study for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease in Cleveland, Ohio, offering up new challenges for the residents of a particular care home while at the same time questioning...More »

  • poster for 6th Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions “True Colors”

    6th Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions “True Colors”

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2014-02-07 - 2014-02-23

    The Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions is a 15-day film and art festival featuring exhibitions, film screenings, live performances, and other events. Each festival examines...More »

  • poster for Hand-drawn Animation Screenings

    Hand-drawn Animation Screenings

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2014-01-11 - 2014-01-26

    Premier screenings of short, hand-drawn animations by Robot and Shirogumi, studios that continue to create highly original and passionately made works. Animations: “Golden Time” (directed by Takuya...More »

  • poster for Shiro Takatani “Camera Lucida”

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film
    • 2013-12-10 - 2014-01-26

    This first-ever museum exhibition by Shiro Takatani presents a survey of his endeavors, both as artistic director of the internationally renowned performance art collective Dumb Type, producing video,...More »

  • poster for “Every Stroller Can Change the World”

    “Every Stroller Can Change the World”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-12-07 - 2014-01-26

    Photographers throughout the history of the medium have produced many outstanding images from “the street.” This is place where we come face-to-face with reality, a place of unexpected encounters and discoveries,...More »

  • poster for “11th Open Show Tokyo” Talk

    “11th Open Show Tokyo” Talk

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2013-12-05 - 2013-12-05

    A slideshow presentation and talk by two photographers. Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography Atelier (1F)More »

  • poster for Ueda Shoji + Jacques Henri Lartigue “Play with Photography”

    Ueda Shoji + Jacques Henri Lartigue “Play with Photography”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-11-23 - 2014-01-26

    Ueda and Lartique shared a lifelong delight in the essence of amateur photography, the sheer joy of taking photographs. Their works transcend differences between Japanese and French culture and pose the...More »

  • 14th Hikoma Ueno Award Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-11-23 - 2013-12-01

    Aiming to discover and foster young 21st century photographers, the Hikoma Ueno Award–Kyushu Sangyo University Photo Contest is named after Hikoma Ueno, who is respected as a “forefather of Japanese photography.”...More »

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    10th Open Show Tokyo

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2013-11-07 - 2013-11-07

    Open Show is a photography slideshow started in San Francisco in 2009 with the purpose of providing an exciting experience that anyone can easily take part in while offering learning opportunities through...More »

  • poster for Film Screening: Pompeii From the British Museum

    Film Screening: Pompeii From the British Museum

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2013-11-02 - 2013-11-22

    The British Museum’s “Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum” exhibition became the talk of Europe, presenting more than 450 valuable items never before taken outside of Italy along with the most recent...More »

  • poster for “New Cosmos of Photography Tokyo Exhibition 2013”

    “New Cosmos of Photography Tokyo Exhibition 2013”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-10-26 - 2013-11-17

    Presenting the 36th volume in the showcase of fresh new work from photographers from around the country selected through an open call process. This year saw the submission of work from 1114 artists, from...More »

  • poster for Suda Issei “Nagi no Hira - Fragments of Calm -“

    Suda Issei “Nagi no Hira - Fragments of Calm -“

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2013-09-28 - 2013-12-01

    Suda(b.1940) has used an unconventional viewpoint and outstanding technique to create a body of work from the 1960s onwards that offers the viewer a behind-the-scenes view of people’s lives and the city,...More »

  • poster for “The Aesthetics of Photography Cosmos - Natural Phenomena in Photographs -”

    “The Aesthetics of Photography Cosmos - Natural Phenomena in Photographs -”

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2013-09-21 - 2013-11-17

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography takes up the theme of the “aesthetics of photography” for this year’s collection exhibition presenting a range of work spanning from the early 19th-century...More »

  • poster for Mitsuaki Iwago “Cats & Lions”

    Mitsuaki Iwago “Cats & Lions”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-08-10 - 2013-10-20

    Taking the world as his stage the wildlife photographer Mitsuaki Iwago, while traversing the outer reaches of the globe capturing all forms of wild animals set within their natural landscape, also continues...More »

  • poster for Tomoko Yoneda “we shall meet in the place where there is no darkness”

    Tomoko Yoneda “we shall meet in the place where there is no darkness”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-07-20 - 2013-09-23

    In this solo exhibition of one Japan’s leading photographers, Tomoko Yoneda presents a body of work which builds on the foundations of documentary yet simultaneously succeeds in catching the invisible...More »

  • poster for The Aesthetics of Photography - The Making of Photographic Works

    The Aesthetics of Photography - The Making of Photographic Works

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-07-13 - 2013-09-16

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography sets a different theme each year and then carefully selects from its collection masterpieces that relate to the theme. This year it focuses on “the aesthetics...More »

  • poster for World Press Photography Exhibition 2013

    World Press Photography Exhibition 2013

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-06-08 - 2013-08-04

    Each year, World Press Photo invites photographers throughout the world to participate in the World Press Photo Contest, the premier international competition in photojournalism. All entries are judged...More »

  • poster for The 38th Exhibition of the JPS 2013

    The 38th Exhibition of the JPS 2013

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-05-18 - 2013-06-02

    38th edition of an exhibition featuring works by members of the Japan Photographers Society, founded in 1950 in support of professional photographers. The open call section of this exhibition presents...More »

  • poster for The Aesthetics of Photography - Five Elements

    The Aesthetics of Photography - Five Elements

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-05-11 - 2013-07-07

    Tracing the 18th-century German philosopher, Baumgarten’s “science of sensibility” , this exhibition selects from the museum’s collection of over 29000 photographs key examples of work which may reveal...More »

  • poster for 1968 Japanese Photography

    1968 Japanese Photography

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-05-11 - 2013-07-15

    The late 1960's were marked by war, revolution and assassination, a time when across the world fundamental values became actively challenged. Even within the world of photography the uniqueness of the...More »

  • poster for Open Show Tokyo

    Open Show Tokyo

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2013-04-18 - 2013-04-18

    Slideshow and talk by three photographers. Location: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography 1F Atorie Cost: ¥1000 Audience: 50 More »

  • poster for “Herb & Dorothy: 50 x 50” Movie Screening

    “Herb & Dorothy: 50 x 50” Movie Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2013-03-30 - 2013-06-30

    Over the span of half-a-century, Herb and Dorothy Vogel amassed one of the greatest art collections in the world, on a working-class salary in their small apartment in New York. As the sequel to the original...More »

  • poster for Mario Giacomelli "The Black is Waiting for the White"

    Mario Giacomelli "The Black is Waiting for the White"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-03-23 - 2013-05-12

    Italian-born photographer Mario Giacomelli's (1925~2000) work was first introduced in to Japan in a Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography exhibition in 2008. With this exhibition, Giacomelli uses a...More »

  • poster for Dawn of Japanese Photography: Hokkaido District & Tohoku District

    Dawn of Japanese Photography: Hokkaido District & Tohoku District

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-03-05 - 2013-05-06

    This series of photography exhibitions that began in March 2007 now arrives at Tohoku and Hokkaido, where it will showcase early examples of Japanese photographers' work. [Image: Kenzo Tamoto]More »

  • poster for Erwin Blumenfeld: a hidden ritual of beauty

    Erwin Blumenfeld: a hidden ritual of beauty

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-03-05 - 2013-05-06

    This is the first ever solo exhibition in Japan of the work of Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969), who was renowned for his photographs that appeared in fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar etc. Famous...More »

  • poster for APA Awards 2013

    APA Awards 2013

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    • Media: Photography - Art Competition
    • 2013-03-02 - 2013-03-17

    The annual show by the Japan Advertising Photographers' Association.More »

  • poster for 5th Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions: Public Diary

    5th Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions: Public Diary

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2013-02-08 - 2013-02-24

    The annual festival returns offering fifteen days of exhibitions, screenings, music events, performances, talks and more. This year's theme is "Public Diary", examining the boundaries of the public...More »

  • poster for "Herb & Dorothy" Screening

    "Herb & Dorothy" Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2013-01-02 - 2013-01-04

    A special free screening of the documentary "Herb & Dorothy", the 2008 film about art collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel, ahead of its March 30th release. Screenings: 13:00/15:00More »

  • poster for "Quest for Vision vol.5 Spelling Dystopia" Exhibition

    "Quest for Vision vol.5 Spelling Dystopia" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-12-11 - 2013-01-27

    Each year since 2008, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography has organized an exhibition around one of five basic concepts of moving images—Imagination, Animation, 3D Vision, Expansion and Reduction,...More »

  • poster for "somewhere between me and this world Japanese contemporary photography" Exhibition

    "somewhere between me and this world Japanese contemporary photography" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-12-08 - 2013-01-27

    Sharing a general unease and irritation about Japan while unable to avoid questioning the merit of simplification, contemporary artists find themselves confronted with the problem of what form of expression...More »

  • 13th Hikoma Ueno Prize Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-11-24 - 2012-12-02

    Works by young emerging photographers.More »

  • poster for Kazuo Kitai "Somehow Familiar Places"

    Kazuo Kitai "Somehow Familiar Places"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-11-24 - 2013-01-27

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography is proud to present this solo exhibition dedicated to the work of Kazuo Kitai. Kitai is one of Japan's most distinguished photographers, yet this is his first...More »

  • poster for "New Cosmos of Photography 2012" Exhibition

    "New Cosmos of Photography 2012" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-10-27 - 2012-11-18

    Canon's "New Cosmos of Photography" program was designed to nurture and support young emerging photographers. On display at this exhibition are prize-winning works chosen from among 1325 submissions, as...More »

  • 21st Japan Photographers Association Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-10-06 - 2012-10-21

    On display are some 195 works by members of the Japan Photographers Association.More »

  • poster for Kazumi Kurigami "Portrait of a Moment"

    Kazumi Kurigami "Portrait of a Moment"

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2012-09-29 - 2012-12-02

    An outstanding commercial photographer, Kazumi Kurigami (1936- ) continually incorporated new forms of expression in his still and video works during the 1970s and 1980s, resulting in countless images...More »

  • poster for "Machine Eye: Camera and Lens" Exhibition

    "Machine Eye: Camera and Lens" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-09-22 - 2012-11-18

    This exhibition features various works from the museum collection on the theme of "representation and technique". See website for details on related events (Japanese only).More »

  • poster for "Sketches of Myahk"

    "Sketches of Myahk"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2012-09-15 - 2012-10-21

    This film traces the origins and contemporary situation surrounding old folk songs from Okinawa.More »

  • poster for Masayoshi Sukita "Sound & Vision"

    Masayoshi Sukita "Sound & Vision"

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2012-08-11 - 2012-09-30

    Internationally acclaimed photographer Masayoshi Sukita has received overwhelming and timeless accolades for his portrait photos of artists such as David Bowie, T.REX/Marc Bolan, and YMO. He has also...More »

  • poster for Akihide Tamura "Light of Dreams"

    Akihide Tamura "Light of Dreams"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-07-21 - 2012-09-23

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography is delighted to announce the opening of Tamura Akihide: Light of Dreams. Tamura Akihide has been regarded as one of Japan's leading photographers since he was...More »

  • poster for "The Pencil of Nature: Technique and Style" Exhibition

    "The Pencil of Nature: Technique and Style" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-07-14 - 2012-09-17

    This exhibition focuses on the chemical processes related to photography, tracing developments in printing techniques, traditional and contemporary photographic paper, and camera-less photography.More »

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    World Press Photography Exhibition 2012

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-06-09 - 2012-08-05

    On display are prizewinning works by 57 press photographers, including the World Press Photo 2011 Grand Prize work depicting a woman cradling a wounded man in a Yemeni mosque, taken by Samuel Aranda.More »

  • poster for 37th 2012 JPS Exhibition

    37th 2012 JPS Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-05-19 - 2012-06-03

    37th edition of an exhibition featuring works by members of the Japan Photographers Society, founded in 1950.More »

  • poster for "Creating with Light: The Manipulated Photograph" Exhibition

    "Creating with Light: The Manipulated Photograph" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-05-12 - 2012-07-08

    Rather than straightforward prints, this exhibition showcases a variety of photos that have been manipulated using various techniques – collage, multiple exposure, reflection, and more. [Image: Kozaburo...More »

  • poster for Rinko Kawauchi "Illuminance, Ametsuchi, Seeing Shadow"

    Rinko Kawauchi "Illuminance, Ametsuchi, Seeing Shadow"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-05-12 - 2012-07-16

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography is delighted to present the solo exhibition entitled Rinko Kawauchi: Illuminance, Ametsuchi, Seeing Shadow, devoted to the work of Rinko Kawauchi, a photographer...More »

  • poster for Robert Doisneau "100th Birth Anniversary Exhibition"

    Robert Doisneau "100th Birth Anniversary Exhibition"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-03-24 - 2012-05-13

    Robert Doisneau is known for photographs that capture the little dramas of everyday life with a keen eye for observation and free spirit. This exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of Doisneau's...More »

  • poster for "Felice Beato: A Photographer on the Eastern Road" Exhibition

    "Felice Beato: A Photographer on the Eastern Road" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2012-03-06 - 2012-05-06

    The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography host the first survey of Felice Beato's long and varied photography career. The exhibition looks closely at the...More »

  • poster for "Vanished Photographer: The World of Masao Horino" Exhibition

    "Vanished Photographer: The World of Masao Horino" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2012-03-06 - 2012-05-06

    Masao Horino was an important figure in the establishment and development of modern Japanese photography. Although part of his work has been known and appreciated, until now there has never been a comprehensive...More »

  • poster for APA Awards 2012 Exhibition

    APA Awards 2012 Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-03-03 - 2012-03-18

    On display are award-winning open call works submitted to the Japan Advertising Photographer's Association.More »

  • poster for Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2012 "How Physical"

    Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2012 "How Physical"

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2012-02-10 - 2012-02-26

    From the start, each year the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions has posed the question, “What is an image?” and chosen a theme that suggests an answer to this question. It...More »

  • poster for "Quest for Vision Vol. 4: Beyond the Naked Eye" Exhibition

    "Quest for Vision Vol. 4: Beyond the Naked Eye" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Prints
    • 2011-12-13 - 2012-01-29

    4th installment in a series of exhibitions based on the theme of expansion and contraction, featuring works that examine how the realm of the visible has been expanded over the years, changing the way...More »

  • poster for "Street Life" Exhibition

    "Street Life" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-12-10 - 2012-01-29

    This exhibition showcases the tradition of social documentary photography that emerged in England, Germany and France between the late 19th century and the early 20th century. Unlike the American documentary...More »

  • poster for "Contemporary Japanese Photography Vol. 10" Exhibition

    "Contemporary Japanese Photography Vol. 10" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-12-10 - 2012-01-29

    This year marks the tenth exhibition in the series entitled "Contemporary Japanese Photography" and in it we will introduce the work of five photographers who resort to some of the most fundamental photographic...More »

  • poster for Naoya Hatakeyama "Natural Stories"

    Naoya Hatakeyama "Natural Stories"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-10-01 - 2011-12-04

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography is proud to announce the opening of Naoya Hatakeyama: Natural Stories, an exhibition of the work of one of Japan’s leading, internationally renowned, photographers....More »

  • poster for "Photographs of Children: The Child Within Us" Exhibition

    "Photographs of Children: The Child Within Us" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-09-24 - 2011-12-04

    This exhibition seeks to unravel the essence of our contemporary psyche through photos of children. [Image: Rinko Kawauchi, "Untitled" from "Utatane" (2001)]More »

  • poster for Hiroh Kikai "Tokyo Portraits"

    Hiroh Kikai "Tokyo Portraits"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-08-13 - 2011-10-02

    Born in 1945 in Yamagata prefecture, Hiroh Kikai studied philosophy at university and then worked as a truck driver, crew member of a tuna fishing boat and various other odd jobs. An encounter with the...More »

  • poster for Tsuneo Enari "Japan and Its Forgotten War"

    Tsuneo Enari "Japan and Its Forgotten War"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-07-23 - 2011-09-25

    Tsuneo Enari was born in Kanagawa in 1936. After working as a press photographer for Mainichi Newspaper, Enari turned freelance in 1974. His work represents an ongoing attempt to document the social upheaval...More »

  • poster for "Photographs of Children: The Art of Photographing Children" Exhibition

    "Photographs of Children: The Art of Photographing Children" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-07-16 - 2011-09-19

    When photography was first invented in the 19th century, the existing daguerrotype technology was incapable of capturing instantaneous moments, with the result that children who constantly fidgeted always...More »

  • poster for "World Press Photo 2011" Exhibition

    "World Press Photo 2011" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-06-11 - 2011-08-07

    The annual exhibition looks at press photographs taken in the last year all over the world. Every year the contest is held in Amsterdam and this edition saw 125 countries and territories, and 5691 photographers...More »

  • 36th Japan Photographers Society Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-05-21 - 2011-06-05

    This year marks the 36th edition of the Japan Photographers Society exhibition, whose host organization was founded in 1950.More »

  • poster for Josef Koudelka "Invasion 68: Prague"

    Josef Koudelka "Invasion 68: Prague"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-05-14 - 2011-07-18

    Josef Koudelka is a pioneer of the photo-documentary genre who is still active today and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and The Asahi Shimbun are delighted to present an exhibition of his...More »

  • poster for "Photographs of Children: War and Children" Exhibition

    "Photographs of Children: War and Children" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-05-14 - 2011-07-10

    The Photographs of Children exhibition will consist of works from the Museum’s collection, ranging from the earliest days of photography in the nineteenth century to the present day, dealing with the subject...More »

  • poster for Bettina Rheims "Made in Paradise"

    Bettina Rheims "Made in Paradise"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-03-26 - 2011-05-15

    A former model and journalist, Bettina Rheims launched her career as a photographer in 1976. While her portraits of female subjects are infused with an expressiveness and gravity all her own, Rheims has...More »

  • poster for "The Dawn of Japanese Photography" Exhibition

    "The Dawn of Japanese Photography" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-03-08 - 2011-05-08

    This exhibition will present photographs dating from 1853 to 1900 belonging to institutions with exhibition facilities in Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa, offering the chance to see some of the earliest photographs...More »

  • poster for "Masterpieces of Japanese Pictorial Photography" Exhibition

    "Masterpieces of Japanese Pictorial Photography" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-03-08 - 2011-05-08

    This exhibition showcases some 120 works produced between the late Meiji period and the 1930s, in addition to valuable archival materials that shed light on Japanese modes of pictorial expression. See...More »

  • "APA Award 2011" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-03-05 - 2011-03-20

    Selected works from the Japan Advertising Photographers Association's APA Award 2011.More »

  • poster for 3rd Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions

    3rd Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2011-02-18 - 2011-02-27

    The Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions is an annual ten-day festival of exhibitions, screenings, live events, lectures and talks that examine the development of film and video...More »

  • poster for "Asia and Life: Visual Storytelling" Talk

    "Asia and Life: Visual Storytelling" Talk

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2011-02-12 - 2011-02-12

    This event brings together photographers and editors working on a publishing project that focuses on photojournalism and documentary photography, based on a "visual storytelling" approach in Asian countries. Reservations:...More »

  • poster for "Quest for Vision Vol. 3" Exhibition

    "Quest for Vision Vol. 3" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2010-12-21 - 2011-02-13

    This third edition in a series of annual exhibitions focusing on a different theme each year deals with stereopsis. On display are contemporary artworks that make use of this principle along with primitive...More »

  • poster for "Snapshots Cast Their Spell: Radiant Moments" Exhibition

    "Snapshots Cast Their Spell: Radiant Moments" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-12-11 - 2011-02-06

    The snapshot seizes the moment, grasping the depths of the human heart, the subtlest of feelings, even the ambience of the setting. The snapshot style is unique to photography and unattainable in other...More »

  • poster for "Contemporary Japanese Photography Vol. 9: Radiant Moments" Exhibition

    "Contemporary Japanese Photography Vol. 9: Radiant Moments" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-12-11 - 2011-02-06

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography is committed to supporting creativity that engages the possibilities of photography and imaging. We thus organize a variety of exhibitions every year to showcase...More »

  • "11th Ueno Hikoma Award" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-12-04 - 2010-12-12

    On display are award-winning works submitted to the 11th Ueno Hikoma Award, a photo contest organized by Kyushu Sangyo University that seeks to nurture and develop new photographic talent for the 21st...More »

  • poster for "New Cosmos of Photography Tokyo Exhibition 2010"

    "New Cosmos of Photography Tokyo Exhibition 2010"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-11-06 - 2010-11-28

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of Canon's "New Cosmos of Photography" program, designed to nurture and support young emerging photographers. On display at this exhibition are prize-winning works...More »

  • 21st Japan Photographers Association Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-10-16 - 2010-10-31

    21st installment of exhibition by the Japan Photographers Association, featuring more than 180 works. Also on display are 166 award-winning works submitted through an open call process.More »

  • poster for "Human Images of 20th Century: All Photographs are Portraits" Exhibition

    "Human Images of 20th Century: All Photographs are Portraits" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-10-09 - 2010-12-05

    This exhibition showcases 20th century photographic portraits that include surrealistic works, social documentary pieces, urban snapshots and advertising and fashion photography. [Image: Michiko Kon,...More »

  • poster for "Love’s Body: Art in the Age of AIDS" Exhibition

    "Love’s Body: Art in the Age of AIDS" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-10-02 - 2010-12-05

    The 'Love's Body - Rethinking Naked and Nude in Photography' exhibition which was held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography from November 1998 to January 1999 was received with great acclaim....More »

  • poster for "Homage to Cinema" Exhibition

    "Homage to Cinema" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing - Talks
    • 2010-09-04 - 2010-10-11

    The legendary film director Akira Kurosawa aspired to be a painter as a teenager, but eventually turned to filmmaking while pouring his creative energy into creating the storyboards that were an essential...More »

  • poster for "Onna: Japan Professional Photographers Society 60th Anniversary Exhibition"

    "Onna: Japan Professional Photographers Society 60th Anniversary Exhibition"

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    • Media: Photography - Party
    • 2010-08-14 - 2010-08-29

    The Japan Professional Photographers Society celebrates its 60th anniversary this year with this special exhibition covering almost 60 years of visual history, with a focus on Japanese women who helped...More »

  • poster for "Look at me! Portrait Photographs of Nude" Exhibition

    "Look at me! Portrait Photographs of Nude" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2010-07-31 - 2010-10-03

    Shortly after its invention the daguerreotype was used to create a photograph of a nude. In the paintings of the time, however, actual people were never portrayed in the nude, the pictures depicting anonymous...More »

  • poster for Yuki Onodera "Into the Labyrinth of Photography"

    Yuki Onodera "Into the Labyrinth of Photography"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-07-27 - 2010-09-26

    Based in Paris, Yuki Onodera (born 1962) is an internationally-active photographer who mastered photographic techniques through self-study. Onodera first rose to prominence in photographic circles in 1991...More »

  • poster for "World Press Photo 2010" Exhibition

    "World Press Photo 2010" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-06-12 - 2010-08-08

    World Press Photo is an independent, nonprofit organization based in The Netherlands that supports and promotes professional press photographers from around the world. It also organizes an annual world...More »

  • poster for 35th Japan Photographers Society Exhibition

    35th Japan Photographers Society Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-05-22 - 2010-06-06

    This year marks the 35th edition of the Japan Photographers Society exhibition, whose host organization was founded in 1950.More »

  • poster for Seiichi Furuya "Mémoires."

    Seiichi Furuya "Mémoires."

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-05-15 - 2010-07-19

    The ‘Seiichi Furuya: Mémoires.’ exhibition will introduce the long-running ‘Mémoires’ series by the photographer Seiichi Furuya, who is based in Graz, Austria. It will focus on portrait photographs he...More »

  • poster for "The Samurai & I: Early Portrait Photographs" Exhibition

    "The Samurai & I: Early Portrait Photographs" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-05-15 - 2010-07-25

    ‘The Samurai & I - Early Portrait Photographs’ exhibition will feature works from the collection of the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, showing the rich world of portraiture that existed...More »

  • poster for Jeanloup Sieff "Unseen & Best Works"

    Jeanloup Sieff "Unseen & Best Works"

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2010-03-27 - 2010-05-16

    It has been 10 years since the sudden death of Jeanloup Sieff. This exhibition features works from Sieff's early career as a photographer in the 1950s, his 1960s New York work for Harper's Bazaar and more....More »

  • poster for Yasumasa Morimura "Requiem for Something - Art at the Summit of the Battlefield"

    Yasumasa Morimura "Requiem for Something - Art at the Summit of the Battlefield"

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film
    • 2010-03-11 - 2010-05-09

    Since the 1980s, Yasumasa Morimura has been producing a series of photographic self-portraits that feature himself dressed up as characters from famous paintings, well-known film actresses and so on. This...More »

  • poster for 2nd Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions

    2nd Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2010-02-19 - 2010-02-28

    The Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions is an annual event that will fill the entire Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography building with ten days of exhibitions, screening...More »

  • poster for Mother Theresa 100th Anniversary Film Festival

    Mother Theresa 100th Anniversary Film Festival

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2010-01-16 - 2010-02-14

    A film festival celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mother Theresa. This event, a world's-first, gathers a huge collection of documentaries about her life, providing visitors with a chance...More »

  • poster for "Dynamic Images - Takashi Ishida and Abstract Animation" Exhibition

    "Dynamic Images - Takashi Ishida and Abstract Animation" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts - Talks
    • 2009-12-22 - 2010-02-07

    This exhibition presents the world of abstract animation. Describing the principles of animation, the exhibits on display will present a world that is different from the popular character animations, with...More »

  • poster for "Departure - Travels of 6 Artists" Exhibition

    "Departure - Travels of 6 Artists" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film
    • 2009-12-19 - 2010-02-07

    This exhibition presents the works of young photographers and video makers on the theme of "traveling". The scenes captured by them are diverse and include images from Japan and abroad, urban and rural...More »

  • "Hikoma Ueno Award - Kyushu Sangyo University Photography Contest" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-12-05 - 2009-12-13

    On view are works by award winners of the photography contest established in honor of the "father of photography" in Japan Hikoma Ueno to seek the young talents of the 21st century. More »

  • poster for "Ihee Kimura and Henri Cartier-Bresson" Exhibition

    "Ihee Kimura and Henri Cartier-Bresson" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-11-28 - 2010-02-07

    Despite living and working in different continents, Ihee Kimura and Henri Cartier-Bresson have equal importance as photographers that have opened the possibilities of modern photographic expression. They...More »

  • poster for New Cosmos of Photography Tokyo Exhibition 2009

    New Cosmos of Photography Tokyo Exhibition 2009

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-11-07 - 2009-11-29

    The New Cosmos of Photography competition is organized by Canon as part of its program of support for cultural activities. This year marks its 19th installment, with more than 1340 submissions. This...More »

  • poster for Sebastião Salgado "Africa"

    Sebastião Salgado "Africa"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-10-24 - 2009-12-13

    Sebastião Salgado, a pioneer of the photo-documentary genre, is still active today. The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography is delighted to present an exhibition of his latest work, entitled ‘Africa’. In...More »

  • poster for Keizo Kitajima "1975-1991"

    Keizo Kitajima "1975-1991"

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2009-08-29 - 2009-10-18

    Keizo Kitajima made a sensational debut with the exhibition "BC Street Okinawa" in 1975. He received the prestigious Ihee Kimura prize in 1983 with his book "New York" and has actively sought new subjects...More »

  • poster for Koichi Inakoshi Exhibition

    Koichi Inakoshi Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2009-08-20 - 2009-10-12

    The photographic depictions of a private everyday world by Koichi Inakoshi (1941-2009) that drew increasing attention from the end of the 1960s, have introduced a new style to Japanese photography. Inakoshi...More »

  • poster for Georges Bigot Exhibition

    Georges Bigot Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Prints - Talks
    • 2009-07-11 - 2009-08-23

    French painter Georges Bigot (1860-1927) arrived in Japan at the beginning of the Meiji era. He drew the rapidly modernizing Japan curiously and amiably to present it to the Western world. Books such as...More »

  • poster for "World Press Photo Exhibition 2009"

    "World Press Photo Exhibition 2009"

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2009-06-13 - 2009-08-09

    The show will display again this year the works that have received prizes at "World Press Photo Contest" in the Netherlands that has been held yearly since 1955. This contest is open to all professional...More »

  • poster for Museum Collection "Travel" Exhibition

    Museum Collection "Travel" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-05-16 - 2009-11-23

    Travel has long been a deep-rooted theme of photography. In Japan, ever since photography was introduced at the end of the Edo period, many works that are deeply related to the theme of travel have been...More »

  • poster for "Press Cameraman Story" Exhibition

    "Press Cameraman Story" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-05-16 - 2009-07-05

    With a purpose to document and deliver news as fast as possible, press photographers captured the chaotic wartime of the Showa era, but some of them showed original aesthetic intentions in their works....More »

  • poster for Kazuyoshi Nomachi "Pilgrimage"

    Kazuyoshi Nomachi "Pilgrimage"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-03-28 - 2009-05-17

    Photographer Kazuyoshi Nomachi visited the Sahara desert in his 20s, where he was inspired by the massiveness of nature and the strength of people living in the challenging environment. Since then, he...More »

  • poster for Miwa Yanagi "My Grandmothers"

    Miwa Yanagi "My Grandmothers"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-03-07 - 2009-05-10

    After receiving the MFA from Kyoto City University of Arts, photographer Miwa Yanagi held her first solo exhibition in Kyoto 1993. After 1996, she began participating in exhibitions internationally. Her...More »

  • poster for "APA Award 2009"

    "APA Award 2009"

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    • Media: Photography - Art Competition
    • 2009-03-07 - 2009-03-22

    Organized by the Japan Advertising Photographers' Association, "APA Award 2009" presents selected works in two categories: the advertisement category presents outstanding works that appeared in advertisements...More »

  • poster for "Before the Dawn: Pioneering History of Japanese Photography II, Chubu, Kinki, and Chugoku Regions" Exhibition

    "Before the Dawn: Pioneering History of Japanese Photography II, Chubu, Kinki, and Chugoku Regions" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-03-07 - 2009-05-10

    This exhibition is a survey of all the Bakumatsu era to the mid Meiji era photography belonging to photography museums and literary institutions from all over the country. Part two will focus on the Chubu,...More »

  • poster for Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions

    Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film - Media Arts - Talks
    • 2009-02-20 - 2009-03-01

    The Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions is an annual event that will fill the entire Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography building with ten days of exhibitions, screening...More »

  • poster for "Quest for Vision vol. 1: Imagination - Vision, Perception and Beyond" Exhibition

    "Quest for Vision vol. 1: Imagination - Vision, Perception and Beyond" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2008-12-20 - 2009-02-15

    This "Quest for Vision" is a new exhibition series starting this year that deals with a total of five themes, one per installment, using material from the video collection. New perspectives focusing on...More »

  • poster for Toshio Shibata "Landscape"

    Toshio Shibata "Landscape"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-12-13 - 2009-02-08

    After completing the Master's degree at Tokyo University of the Arts, Toshio Shibata attended the photography course at the Royal Academy in Belgium, where he began focusing on the media. In the late 1980s,...More »

  • poster for "Iwata Nakayama: Modernist Light and Shadow" Exhibition

    "Iwata Nakayama: Modernist Light and Shadow" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-12-13 - 2009-02-08

    Iwata Nakayama is an important modern Japanese photographer who broke new ground for expression in the medium. After graduating from the photography department at Tokyo University of the Arts in 1918,...More »

  • 9th Hikoma Ueno Prize Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-12-06 - 2008-12-14

    The "Hikoma Ueno Prize - Kyushu Sangyo University Photo Contest" was named after the father of Japanese photography, and aims to discover and nurture talent in young photographers for the 21st century....More »

  • poster for New Cosmos of Photography Tokyo Exhibition 2008

    New Cosmos of Photography Tokyo Exhibition 2008

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2008-11-08 - 2008-11-30

    This exhibition is part of a series of cultural support activities organized by Canon, and this year marks the 18th time it is being held to discover, nurture and support new talent in photography. Since...More »

  • 19th Japan Association of Photography Artists Exhibition/6th JPA Open Call Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-10-18 - 2008-11-03

    This 19th edition of the JPA Exhibition features 200 works by members of the Japan Photographers Association. In addition, the 6th installment of the open call exhibition showcases 162 works that have...More »

  • poster for "On Your Body" Exhibition

    "On Your Body" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2008-10-18 - 2008-12-07

    At a time when virtual space is spreading continuously, problems and issues connected to the "body" are intensifying. The most advanced and innovative forays into contemporary photography, video and other...More »

  • poster for "Still/Motion: Liquid Crystal Painting" Exhibition

    "Still/Motion: Liquid Crystal Painting" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts - Talks
    • 2008-08-23 - 2008-10-13

    Video technology has left a deep impact on visual culture. Video artists like Nam June Paik who came to prominence in the 1960s drew attention to the possibilities of video art that were completely dissimilar...More »

  • poster for Edward Burtynsky "Manufactured Landscapes"

    Edward Burtynsky "Manufactured Landscapes"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2008-07-12 - 2008-09-10

    The environment, China, art. Is this how the earth is being laid to waste, or just the unfortunate footprint of human development and progress? Internationally-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky's...More »

  • poster for Mitsuhiko Imamori "Insects: A 4 Billion Year Journey"

    Mitsuhiko Imamori "Insects: A 4 Billion Year Journey"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-07-05 - 2008-08-17

    Mitsuhiko Imamori is a photographer who communicates the beauty of the world's tropical rainforests, deserts and Japan's natural environments through themes such as the relationship of main to nature,...More »

  • poster for "Visions of America" Exhibition

    "Visions of America" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-07-05 - 2008-12-07

    America has been a leader in the realm of photographic expression since the early days of the medium, especially throughout the 20th century - both as a fertile ground for creating photographic work and...More »

  • poster for "World Press Photography Exhibition 2008"

    "World Press Photography Exhibition 2008"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-06-14 - 2008-08-10

    The results of the world press photography contest, which gathers the best work out of all press images taken last year, were announced on February 8th in Amsterdam. This year's contest, the 51st, drew...More »

  • poster for 33rd Japan Photographic Society (JPS) Exhibition

    33rd Japan Photographic Society (JPS) Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2008-05-24 - 2008-06-08

    The Japan Photographic Society (JPS) was founded in 1950 in order to promote the spread and development of photographic culture, as well as organize photo contests aimed at photography lovers. This year...More »

  • poster for Daido Moriyama "I. Retrospective 1965-2005" & "II. Hawaii"

    Daido Moriyama "I. Retrospective 1965-2005" & "II. Hawaii"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-05-13 - 2008-06-29

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography is pleased to announce that it will be holding a two-part exhibition of the work of Daido Moriyama under the titles "Ⅰ. Retrospective 1965-2005" and "Ⅱ. Hawaii."...More »

  • poster for "Forbidden City" Exhibition

    "Forbidden City" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-03-29 - 2008-05-18

    The Forbidden City in Beijing was for over 500 years the symbol of China's splendor and even looked upon as something like the center of the universe. Up until the Qing dynasty ended in 1911, it was also...More »

  • poster for "Surrealism and Photography: Beauty Convulsed" Exhibition

    "Surrealism and Photography: Beauty Convulsed" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-03-15 - 2008-05-06

    Since their inaugural manifesto published by Andre Breton in 1924, Surrealism slowly grew to become the 20th century's largest art movement. From their base in Paris, the movement spread internationally,...More »

  • poster for Mario Giacomelli Exhibition

    Mario Giacomelli Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-03-15 - 2008-05-06

    Mario Giacomelli was an amateur photographer who was born in Senigallia in northeast Italy. Throughout his entire life, he took photographs almost exclusively in and of his hometown. He was a representative...More »

  • "36th Public Exhibition of the Japan Advertising Photographers' Association (APA)"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-03-08 - 2008-03-23

    The Advertising Photographers' Association (APA) of Japan will display works selected for the APA awards 2008. This year's exhibition features work produced by professional advertising photographers that...More »

  • poster for "Seven Nights, Seven Lights" Exhibition

    "Seven Nights, Seven Lights" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2008-02-21 - 2008-03-01

    This is an experimental exhibition that takes a look at "film" from various angles. For seven nights, guests and performers will screen films, hold exhibitions, and give performance and lectures in the...More »

  • poster for "Hafez" Film Screening

    "Hafez" Film Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2008-01-19 - 2008-02-22

    This is a beautiful legend of love inspired by the ancient Persian poet Hafez, the Iranian "Romeo and Juliet." The fated lovers fall in love through poems never to become face to face, yet are drawn apart...More »

  • poster for "Contemporary Art & Photography in Japan: Still / Alive" Exhibition

    "Contemporary Art & Photography in Japan: Still / Alive" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Performance Art
    • 2007-12-22 - 2008-02-20

    STILL/ALIVE is the sixth in this museum's annual series of exhibitions of work by contemporary Japanese photographers. This year the focus is on contemporary lives and times and their expression, and works...More »

  • poster for "Haptic Literature" Exhibition

    "Haptic Literature" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2007-12-15 - 2008-02-17

    This is a collaborative exhibition between contemporary literary authors and media artists that focuses on how pure literature and the visual and media arts interface. Works will visualize literary worlds...More »

  • poster for "Hiromi Tuchida's Nippon" Exhibition

    "Hiromi Tuchida's Nippon" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2007-12-15 - 2008-02-20

    This artist started being seriously active as a photographer in the late 1960sm and has photographed Japan's vernacular cultures, Hiroshima, the period of high economic growth, the bubble economy, and...More »

  • The 3rd Reminders Showcase “View Opportunities”

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2007-12-01 - 2007-12-02

    The Reminders Project works to raise awareness of and seek various viewpoints on myriad situations around the world. We have no restrictions on where and how our works are presented. We also have no requirements...More »

  • poster for 8th Hikoma Ueno Award - Kyushu Sangyo University Photo Contest Winning Works Exhibition

    8th Hikoma Ueno Award - Kyushu Sangyo University Photo Contest Winning Works Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Art Competition
    • 2007-12-01 - 2007-12-09

    The Ueno Hikoma Awards - Kyushu Sangyo University Photo Contest's aims are the discovery and nurturing of young photographers in the 21st century. The contest is in its 8th year. and 1758 works in the...More »

  • poster for "Magnum Photos" Exhibition

    "Magnum Photos" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film
    • 2007-12-01 - 2008-01-18

    Magnum Photo, "the world's top photographers' group." This documentary created in 1999 features interviews with 16 central members including Martin Parr and Constantine Manos and infiltrates Magnum Photos...More »

  • poster for New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition 2007

    New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition 2007

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    • Media: Photography - Art Competition
    • 2007-11-03 - 2007-11-25

    The "New Cosmos of Photography" exhibition is one of Canon's ways of giving support to cultural activities by discovering and elevating new talented photographers from Japan and abroad. In its 17th year,...More »

  • poster for Shomei Tomatsu "Tokyo Mandala"

    Shomei Tomatsu "Tokyo Mandala"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-10-27 - 2007-12-16

    This artist is a representative Japanese postwar photographer who has continued to exhibit photographic series on various topics all over Japan since the 1950s. "Tokyo Mandala" is the last installment...More »

  • Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2007

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2007-10-25 - 2007-10-28

    The "Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia" and award ceremony were held this year to great success. SSFF & ASIA2007 films screenings and workshops are planned for this event. Please see event homepage...More »

  • poster for "Showa: Photography 1945-1989 - Part.4 'From the Oil Shock to the Bubble Era' (1975-)" Exhibition

    "Showa: Photography 1945-1989 - Part.4 'From the Oil Shock to the Bubble Era' (1975-)" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-10-20 - 2007-12-09

    Slow economic growth had become constant, the postwar generation was named the "New Family" and were now at the center of Japanese generational composition. Regional societies and families started falling...More »

  • poster for 20th Tokyo International Film Festival Event: 2007 Tokyo-China Film Week

    20th Tokyo International Film Festival Event: 2007 Tokyo-China Film Week

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2007-10-20 - 2007-10-24

    This "Japan-China Friendship Film Festival" is being held in conjunction with the "20th Tokyo International Film Festival" to commemorate the 35th anniversary of normalization of Japan-China relations....More »

  • poster for 18th Japan Photographers Association Exhibition + 5th JPA Open Submissions Exhibition

    18th Japan Photographers Association Exhibition + 5th JPA Open Submissions Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-10-13 - 2007-10-28

    This will be the 18th JPA Exhibition, and 217 member works will be on display. For the 5th exhibition based on an open call, 163 works selected from a total of 2,173 submissions will be on display. Sponsored...More »

  • poster for Risaku Suzuki "Kumano, Yuki, Sakura"

    Risaku Suzuki "Kumano, Yuki, Sakura"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-09-01 - 2007-10-21

    This exhibition aims to reconsider the true essence of photography through the eye of one of Japan's most active photographers, Risaku Suzuki. Born in Wakayama Prefecture in 1963, he received the Kimura...More »

  • poster for "Showa: Photography 1945-1989 - Part.3 'The Period of Rapid Growth' (1955-1964 Part.II)" Exhibition

    "Showa: Photography 1945-1989 - Part.3 'The Period of Rapid Growth' (1955-1964 Part.II)" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-08-25 - 2007-10-14

    Having been told, "It is no longer the postwar era," Japanese people had reached the period of rapid growth. On the one hand their lives were characterized by the gaiety of modernization, but on the other...More »

  • poster for Curator's Choice 07 "Conversing Museum"

    Curator's Choice 07 "Conversing Museum"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-08-11 - 2007-10-08

    Many staff members are involved in Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography's diverse operations. Specialty researchers, librarians, preservation specialists, preservation science researchers are involved...More »

  • poster for Martin Parr "Fashion Magazine"

    Martin Parr "Fashion Magazine"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-07-07 - 2007-08-26

    This exhibition is the first large-scale solo show of renowned English photographer Martin Parr's work to be held in Japan. Known for his uniquely conceptualized and designed photography compilations,...More »

  • "Showa Photography from 1945 to 1989 - Part 2: The Age of Heroes & Heroines" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-06-30 - 2007-08-19

    The mid 1950s to mid 1970s were defined by heroes and heroines from the sporting, acting, singing and political fields - perhaps it was the last era in which the Japanese were able to share their love...More »

  • poster for World Press Photography Exhibition 2007

    World Press Photography Exhibition 2007

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-06-16 - 2007-08-05

    Set up in Holland in 1955 to spread the freedom of press, the World Press Photography Foundation holds a yearly competition of images taken by press photographers over the past year. Composed of ten categories...More »

  • poster for 32nd Japan Professional Photographers Society Exhibition

    32nd Japan Professional Photographers Society Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-05-26 - 2007-06-10

    With the aim of promoting the spread of photography, the Japanese Professional Photographers Society, established in 1950, holds an annual call for submissions from photography lovers. Now in its 32nd...More »

  • poster for "Showa Photography from 1945 to 1989 - Part 1: 1945-1954" Exhibition

    "Showa Photography from 1945 to 1989 - Part 1: 1945-1954" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-05-12 - 2007-06-24

    It has already been nearly 20 years since the Showa period (1926-1989) turned into the Heisei period. Japan underwent many changes following the Second World War. Th country arose from the ashes and people's...More »

  • Takeshi Mizukoshi "Memories of Mother Earth"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-05-12 - 2007-07-01

    Taking "the Earth seen from the ecosystem" as his theme, Takeshi Mizukoshi has continued to photograph tall mountains and breathtaking scenery all over the world. This exhibition presents 200 works, both...More »

  • poster for Takashi Amano Exhibition

    Takashi Amano Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-04-21 - 2007-05-20

    Sado Island is located almost in the middle of the Japanese archipelago, at the meeting point between warm and cold ocean currents, creating a climate that allows for the growth of a variety of plants...More »

  • poster for "Tokyo seen by Magnum Photographers" Exhibition

    "Tokyo seen by Magnum Photographers" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-03-10 - 2007-05-06

    Magnum Photos is a group of photojournalists that was founded in 1947 by Robert Capa (Hungary), Henri Cartier-Bresson (France), George Roger (Great Britain), David Seymour "Chim" (Poland) based on Capa's...More »

  • "History of Pioneers in Japanese Photography [Kanto District]" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2007-03-10 - 2007-05-06

    This exhibition is a survey of all the Bakumatsu era photography (1853-1967) from photography museum and literary institutions from all over the country. Part one will focus on the themes of "encounter",...More »

  • poster for "Hikoma Ueno Prize" Exhibition

    "Hikoma Ueno Prize" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Art Competition
    • 2007-03-10 - 2007-03-18

    The Hikoma Ueno Prize / Kyushu Industrial University Photo Contest aims to foster talent among young photographers starting out in the 21st century. Now in its 7th year, it is showing the most works in...More »

  • poster for 10th Japan Media Arts Festival

    10th Japan Media Arts Festival

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Media Arts - Talks - Art Competition
    • 2007-02-24 - 2007-03-04

    A celebration of Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga, in which artists from 36 countries around the world are participating. There are several events taking place where you can experience the excitement...More »

  • poster for New Collection Exhibition "Welcome to the Museum of Photography!!"

    New Collection Exhibition "Welcome to the Museum of Photography!!"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-02-03 - 2007-02-18

    Since 1989, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography has continued to collect outstanding works of photography produced in Japan and overseas. The collection contains approximately 23,000 works, covering...More »

  • poster for "Emerging Japanese Artists Vol.5 - Travelers of the Earth and Stars" Exhibition

    "Emerging Japanese Artists Vol.5 - Travelers of the Earth and Stars" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-01-02 - 2007-01-28

    With its mission to support artists who explore the creative possibilities of photography, this exhibition of up and coming nature photographers is being held. Following the 20th century, in which industrial...More »

  • poster for "First Encounters with Light in Photographic Art" Exhibition

    "First Encounters with Light in Photographic Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2006-12-23 - 2007-02-18

    With "light and shade" - one the starting points for photographic art - as its theme, this exhibition takes a look at photographic expression from a variety of points of view, in light of diversification...More »

  • poster for "Spherical Dualism of Photography: The World of Eikoh Hosoe" Exhibition

    "Spherical Dualism of Photography: The World of Eikoh Hosoe" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2006-12-14 - 2007-01-28

    Eikoh Hosoe, a photographer who searches for the essence of storytelling in his work, was born in Yonezawa City in Yamagata Prefecture in 1933 and was brought up in Tokyo. Since he was inspired by his...More »

  • 4th Japan Photographers' Association Public Works Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2006-12-09 - 2006-12-24

    For the 17th Japanese Photographers' Association exhibition, 200 works by its members will be on display. This is also the fourth time that there has been a nationwide call for photo submissions, out of...More »

  • poster for New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition 2006

    New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition 2006

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2006-11-11 - 2006-12-03

    The "New Cosmos of Photography" exhibition is one of Canon's ways of giving support to cultural activities by discovering, elevating and supporting new talented photographers from Japan and abroad. In...More »

  • poster for "Collage and Photomontage" Exhibition

    "Collage and Photomontage" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2006-11-03 - 2006-12-17

    Everybody has had the experience of cutting out their favourite photographs and sticking them onto a piece of paper. Since the 17th century, people have been sticking feathers and animal skins onto other...More »

  • poster for "Parallel Japan" Contemporary Japanese Architecture 1996-2006

    "Parallel Japan" Contemporary Japanese Architecture 1996-2006

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    • Media: Photography - Architecture
    • 2006-10-21 - 2006-12-03

    With the cooperation of the Japan Foundation and the Architectural Institute of Japan, the museum is holding an exhibition that looks at 110 works of contemporary architecture while comparing them to the...More »

  • poster for Miyako Ishiuchi "Mother's"

    Miyako Ishiuchi "Mother's"

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film
    • 2006-09-23 - 2006-11-05

    In celebration of Miyako Ishiuchi's exhibition held in the Japanese Pavilion of the 51st Venice Biennale last year, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography is holding this exhibition "Miyako Ishiuchi:...More »

  • poster for Film screening: Henri Cartier-Bresson "Memories of Moments"

    Film screening: Henri Cartier-Bresson "Memories of Moments"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2006-09-23 - 2006-09-29

    In August 2004, the news of Henri Cartier-Bresson's death at the age of 95 shot around the world. Together with Robert Kappa, he was one of the founders of the photographers' group "Magnum", and was the...More »

  • poster for Hashi (Yasuomi Hashimura) "An Instant of Eternity" & "Primitive Landscapes of the Future"

    Hashi (Yasuomi Hashimura) "An Instant of Eternity" & "Primitive Landscapes of the Future"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2006-09-16 - 2006-10-29

    New York based photographer Yasuomi Hashimura is known as "Hashi" in America and thanks to that the artist has been able to establish his status in the world of American advertising photography. With Hashi's...More »

  • poster for "Post Digi-Graphy" Exhibition

    "Post Digi-Graphy" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2006-08-12 - 2006-10-15

    This exhibition is being held under the theme of "film and digital". Today, computer graphics have flourished and featured in film and television, they have become a regular part of our everyday lives....More »

  • poster for Ikuo Nakamura "27,000 hour Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea"

    Ikuo Nakamura "27,000 hour Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2006-08-05 - 2006-09-18

    This exhibition presents the photographic work of Ikuo Nakamura, who has been photographing the beauty and drama of the sea and the creatures that live in it for over 40 years. More »

  • poster for "Half a Century of Despair and Hope" Celebrating 50 Years of World Press Photography

    "Half a Century of Despair and Hope" Celebrating 50 Years of World Press Photography

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2006-07-22 - 2006-09-10

    This exhibition marks 50 years since the World Press Photography Association in Amsterdam, Holland. It was held in Amsterdam from October to November last year and is currently travelling around the world....More »

  • poster for "Isabelle Huppert - Woman of Many Faces" Exhibition

    "Isabelle Huppert - Woman of Many Faces" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film
    • 2006-07-01 - 2006-08-06

    This exhibition brings together the work of 72 photographers from around the world who have made portraits of the famous French actress Isabelle Huppert. Born in 1955 in Paris, she was interested in theatre...More »

  • poster for "Goya Champuru - Island of Light"

    "Goya Champuru - Island of Light"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2006-06-24 - 2006-07-14

    Due to the combination of bullying at school and the death of her father, Hiromi Suzuki stops going to school and locks herself away in a darkened room where she connects with the world only through the...More »

  • poster for Curators' Choice Exhibition

    Curators' Choice Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2006-06-24 - 2006-07-17

    This exhibition presents works from the museum's collection of over 23,000 photographs, video works and library materials, as chosen by one of the museum's curators. More »

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    World Press Photography Exhibition 2006

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2006-06-17 - 2006-07-30

    Set up in Holland in 1955 to spread the freedom of press, the World Press Photography Foundation holds a yearly competition of images taken by press photographers over the past year. Composed of ten categories...More »

  • poster for Higashikawacho International Photography Prize Collection Exhibition

    Higashikawacho International Photography Prize Collection Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2006-06-01 - 2006-06-18

    In 1985, Higashikawacho, which sits at the top of Hokkaido, became known throughout Japan as the "town of photography", as it had just launched an international photography festival taking place every...More »

  • poster for Michael Kenna "In Japan"

    Michael Kenna "In Japan"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2006-05-20 - 2006-06-25

    The world's most important landscape photographer, Michael Kenna, was born in 1953 and raised in the industrial area of Lancashire, in northern England. After studying at the London School of Art, in 1976...More »

  • poster for Guy Bourdin Photo Exhibition

    Guy Bourdin Photo Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2006-04-29 - 2006-05-27

    Guy Bourdin is one of the most influential fashion photographers of the 20th century. Following his passing in 1991, interest in reviving his lifetime work rose. In 2001, ten years after his death, a...More »

  • poster for Destiny Deacon "Walk and Don't Look Blak"

    Destiny Deacon "Walk and Don't Look Blak"

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film
    • 2006-04-29 - 2006-06-11

    This show, Deacon's first solo exhibition, which was first held at the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art and then travelled to New Zealand, was arranged so that it could travel to Japan. Deacon, who is...More »

  • 34th Japan Advertising Photographers' Association Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2006-04-29 - 2006-05-14

    This is an exhibition of advertising photography in which visitors can find something which will stir the emotions, something which makes itself understood even with just one glance. When that something...More »

  • poster for Wo Ai Ni (I Love You)

    Wo Ai Ni (I Love You)

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2006-03-11 - 2006-04-14

    "Xiao Ju, who has lost her love in an accident, right before their wedding, falls in love with his best friend Wang Yi while he is looking after her, and they quickly get married. While she has at last...More »

  • poster for Absolutely Private Contemporary Photography Vol.4 - On Photography in the Zero Decade

    Absolutely Private Contemporary Photography Vol.4 - On Photography in the Zero Decade

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2006-03-11 - 2006-04-23

    This exhibition addresses today's photography scene-so often hived off into contemporary photography and contemporary art or into high culture and subcultures-as a continuous whole in an effort to present...More »

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    Japan Media Arts Festival

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    • Media: Illustration - Photography - Media Arts - Talks - Art Competition
    • 2006-02-24 - 2006-03-05

    The Japan Media Arts Festival is a celebration of Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga, in which artists and designers from 44 countries around the world are participating. There are several events...More »

  • The 6th Hikoma Ueno Prize Winners' Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2006-02-11 - 2006-02-18

    Aimed at revealing the next generation of photographers of the 21st century, and named after one of Japan's first professional photographers, the Hikoma Ueno prize winners' exhibition features, in its...More »

  • poster for Vietnam 1954-1975: Excavated Records of War

    Vietnam 1954-1975: Excavated Records of War

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2006-01-14 - 2006-02-19

    Vietnam went through a bloody tragedy from the beginning of the struggle against the French colony in 1954, the armed conflict with the US, to the eventual reunification of North and South in 1975. This...More »

  • poster for Through the Eyes of Taro Okamoto

    Through the Eyes of Taro Okamoto

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-12-24 - 2006-02-18

    As the last exhibition of its 10th anniversary year, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography presents an exhibition of photographs by Taro Okamoto. Often associated with the words "Showa era", "rapid...More »

  • poster for Japanese Children in the Past 60 Years - 21,900 Days of Drama

    Japanese Children in the Past 60 Years - 21,900 Days of Drama

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-12-17 - 2006-01-09

    This exhibition, organised by the Japan Professional Photographers Society, will tell the story of sixty years, or 21900 days, of Japanese children. The story begins in Hiroshima on August 6th 1945, going...More »

  • poster for Shoji Ueda Exhibition

    Shoji Ueda Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-12-17 - 2006-02-05

    This is the first memorial exhibition to be held in Japan since the death of Shoji Ueda. The exhibition will explore his world by covering photographs from his whole career. Born in Tottori Prefecture,...More »

  • poster for Noriaki Yokosuka - Photographic Magic "Light and Demons"

    Noriaki Yokosuka - Photographic Magic "Light and Demons"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-11-19 - 2005-12-18

    Noriaki Yokosuka died suddenly at the young age of 65 on January 14, 2003. He left us numerous excellent advertising pictures with which he earned his spurs as a commercial photographer. During his photography...More »

  • poster for New Cosmos Of Photography Exhibition 2005

    New Cosmos Of Photography Exhibition 2005

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-11-12 - 2005-12-11

    This is the 14th edition of the "New Cosmos Of Photography Exhibition", which is part of Canon's Cultural Aid Project. The purpose of this exhibition is to scout, train and support young and promising...More »

  • poster for Japanese Contemporary Dance Media 2005

    Japanese Contemporary Dance Media 2005

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2005-10-01 - 2005-11-13

    On the occasion of Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography's tenth anniversary, the "Contemporary Dance Media" exhibition examines the body, that most familiar medium, and contemplates its expressive...More »

  • poster for Rosas XXV 1980-2005

    Rosas XXV 1980-2005

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film
    • 2005-10-01 - 2005-10-30

    An exhibition celebrating the 25 years of Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and her contemporary dance company "Rosas". Tracing their activities through photographs and video installations,...More »

  • poster for How has Photography Changed Our Way of Looking at Things ? Part Four - "Chaos" Present and Future

    How has Photography Changed Our Way of Looking at Things ? Part Four - "Chaos" Present and Future

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-09-17 - 2005-11-06

    The theme of Part Four is the relationship between museums and photographs. By focusing on artistic expression through photographs after 1970, this event contemplates the present state of chaos in the...More »

  • Japan Photographers Association's 16th Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-09-10 - 2005-09-25

    260 photographs by the members of the Japan Photographers Association will be displayed at the 16th JPA Exhibition. 100 awarded works that were selected from photographs submitted by the public will also...More »

  • poster for The Pride of Japan

    The Pride of Japan

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-08-20 - 2005-09-04

    360 pictures from all over Japan, celebrating its landscape, climate, people and culture.More »

  • poster for Brassai Photo Exhibition

    Brassai Photo Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-08-06 - 2005-09-25

    Brassai was born Gyula Halasz in Brasov, Hungary (now a province of Romania) in 1988. He studied in Hungary and Germany to become an artist until moving to Paris in 1924, where he worked as a journalist....More »

  • poster for How has Photography Changed Our Way of Looking at Things ? Part Three - Reconstruction

    How has Photography Changed Our Way of Looking at Things ? Part Three - Reconstruction

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-07-23 - 2005-09-11

    "Twelve Photographers and War": with this theme, the 3rd part of the series of exhibtions looks at how photographers have lived through different ages and societies, with a focus on the period from the...More »

  • poster for World Heritage Photo Exhibition: "Living with Angkor"

    World Heritage Photo Exhibition: "Living with Angkor"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-07-16 - 2005-08-14

    The Empire of the Khmer flourished on the Indo-Chinese peninsula between the 8th and 15th centuries. They developed their own culture, which was strongly influenced by Hinduism and Buddhism, and is especially...More »

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    World Press Photo 2005

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-06-18 - 2005-07-31

    Every year this photojournalism contest is held for professionals from all over the world. The photo of an indian woman crying her lost parents after the tsunami in Sumatra won the Grand Prize of this...More »

  • poster for How has Photography Changed Our Way of Looking at Things ? Part 2 - Creation

    How has Photography Changed Our Way of Looking at Things ? Part 2 - Creation

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography
    • 2005-05-28 - 2005-07-18

    Part two of this exhibition series will feature photographic expression from the latter 19th century to the 1930s. This was an era where photography developed its own unique artistic and expressive styles. As...More »

  • poster for Visualize - The History and Futurescape of Visual Media

    Visualize - The History and Futurescape of Visual Media

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2005-04-30 - 2005-07-10

    Celebrating the museum's 10th anniversary, "Visualize - The History and Futurescape of Visual Media" will exhibit 4000 works in 5 categories, spanning the whole history of photographic and video art. A...More »

  • poster for Natural Enchantments: The World of Tabuchi Yukio

    Natural Enchantments: The World of Tabuchi Yukio

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-04-23 - 2005-06-12

    Yukio Tabuchi is not only well known for his mountain photography but he is also one of the leading photographers of nature. He has extensively researched insects and snow formations through his camera....More »

  • poster for How Photography Has Changed Our Way Of Looking At Things ? Part 1 - Birth

    How Photography Has Changed Our Way Of Looking At Things ? Part 1 - Birth

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-04-02 - 2005-05-22

    For its 10th anniversary, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography has selected, within its formidable collection, pictures that highlight the role of photography and its influence on our lives.More »

  • poster for 10 Views of Spain

    10 Views of Spain

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-03-19 - 2005-04-24

    This is an exhibition on the transformation which Spain went through during its 25 years of democracy. Works by 10 spanish photographers, including Christina Garcia Rodero, will be on display. (Photo...More »

  • poster for Shinichiro Kobayashi: Building the Chanel Lumiere Tower

    Shinichiro Kobayashi: Building the Chanel Lumiere Tower

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-03-12 - 2005-04-17

    Shinichiro Kobayashi captures the ambiguous world of things left behind by our time - Mines, factories, schools and hospitals in ruin; buildings, highways, dams, tunnels, and bridges in construction....More »

  • poster for The 33th APA exhibition

    The 33th APA exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Art Competition
    • 2005-03-12 - 2005-03-27

    100+ awarded works, selected from submissions made from throughout Japan. These images provide an outlook at the future of advertising photography.More »

  • poster for 8th Japan Media Arts Festival

    8th Japan Media Arts Festival

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts - Art Competition
    • 2005-02-25 - 2005-03-06

    The festival celebrates Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga and there have been entries from 43 nations across the globe. For 10 days only, you will be able to catch the display and screening of about...More »

  • poster for Global Media 2005 - Otaku: persona=space=city

    Global Media 2005 - Otaku: persona=space=city

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film
    • 2005-02-05 - 2005-03-13

    Exhibition of the 3rd "Global Media 2005", displaying the works of many Japanese media artists, some like "Otaku: persona=space=city" were shown at the Venezia Triennale last year.More »

  • poster for Heian - Masatoshi Toda Exhibition

    Heian - Masatoshi Toda Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-01-21 - 2005-02-19

    Exhibition featuring Japanese photographer Masatoshi Toda, who shoots images expressing "light", "colors", "humidity" , "air" and "kindness".More »

  • poster for On Flowering Images; Contemporary Japanese Photographic Art

    On Flowering Images; Contemporary Japanese Photographic Art

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2004-12-25 - 2005-02-06

    Exhibition of contemporary japanese photographic art featuring "flowers". They are so attractive!More »

  • poster for Clare Langan A Film Trilogy

    Clare Langan A Film Trilogy

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2004-12-18 - 2005-01-30

    Exhibition featuring the beautiful and fantastic movie "A Film Trilogy" by Irish artist Clare Langan. More »

  • poster for New Cosmos Of Photography Exhibition 2004

    New Cosmos Of Photography Exhibition 2004

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2004-11-27 - 2004-12-19

    New Cosmos Of Photography Exhibition is famed as a gateway to success for young photographers. This exhibition has produced a lot of famous photographers such as Masafumi Sanai, Yuki Onodera, Mika Ninagawa...More »

  • poster for Dreaming of Tomorrow

    Dreaming of Tomorrow

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2004-11-27 - 2005-01-16

    Exibition featuring documentary photography about the social instability in the United States of the second half of the 19th century and early 20th century. The works exhibited are very powerful and in...More »

  • poster for Mission: Frontier - deep space of our perception

    Mission: Frontier - deep space of our perception

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2004-11-09 - 2004-12-15

    Exhibition featuring "deep space" such as universe, deep water or space within our brain, which is the last frontier for human-beings to explore - figuratively or literally.More »

  • poster for Dutch Light

    Dutch Light

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film
    • 2004-11-03 - 2004-12-17

    There’s an ancient myth that the light in Holland is different from anywhere else, but it has never been put to the test. It’s the legendary light we see in paintings. The German artist Joseph Beuys, however,...More »

  • poster for Short Shorts Film Festival

    Short Shorts Film Festival

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2004-10-29 - 2004-10-31

    Asian films-- from Japan, Korea, India--have captured the world’s interest with their unique sensibilities. It is important that new Asian talents be able to share their work with film fans around the...More »

  • poster for SSF World Sports Photo Contest 2004

    SSF World Sports Photo Contest 2004

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2004-10-21 - 2004-11-03

    Exhibition featuring sports photographs of "the moment of humanity" like concentration, tension, releasing, smiles, beauty and emotion.More »

  • poster for Mario Testino Portraits

    Mario Testino Portraits

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    • Media: Photography - Fashion
    • 2004-10-16 - 2004-11-21

    Exhibition featuring celebrity portraits taken by world-famous fashion photographer Mario Testino.More »

  • poster for 40th Anniversary Exhibition of Tokyo Olympic Games

    40th Anniversary Exhibition of Tokyo Olympic Games

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2004-09-11 - 2004-10-17

    This is a photo exhibition of the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games to celebrate its 40th aniversary this year with the Athens Olympic Games.More »

  • poster for Piercing the Sky

    Piercing the Sky

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2004-09-04 - 2004-10-11

    This is the photo exhibition of Eiichiro Sakata, the famous portrait photographer who used to work as an assistant of Mr. Richrd Avedon in 1970. Here he showed about 100 photos taken to this exhibition...More »

  • poster for Photo Exhibition 「PARIS+KLEIN」: William klein

    Photo Exhibition 「PARIS+KLEIN」: William klein

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2004-08-24 - 2004-10-06

    In 2002, William Klein did "Paris+Klein" in the exhibition at the same time in the photo album, and it gained great appreciation. This is the circuit exhibition after the one in the European Museum of...More »

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