Yutaka Takanashi "Field Notes of Light"
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The nearly fifty-year career of photographer Yutaka Takanashi (b. 1935) has centered on the city. He has changed cameras and methods of walking around the city, sometimes attempting to trace accumulations of time in a vertical manner. Shifting his methodology from piece to piece, Takanashi has created what might be called a "city-like" pile of works that itself has a multilayered structure. From the masterpieces Tokyoites (1966) and Town (1977) to more recent pieces, this show traces Takanashi's ongoing attempt to capture aspects of the urban experience in his photographs.
[Image: "Yodobashi" (1997) Collection of Tokyo Zokei University © Y. Takanashi]
From 2009-01-20 To 2009-03-08
A retrospective at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, charts fifteen series spanning fifty years of photographer Yutaka Takanashi's work, which focuses on the nature of change and urban space.