Ueda Shoji + Jacques Henri Lartigue “Play with Photography”
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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 same question: What, after all, is the human significance of photography?
This exhibition is more than a retrospective devoted to the work of two photographers who became giants in their field. It offers a glimpse of the period when modern photography was reaching maturity. It allows us to examine the works of these two great photographers, both individually and in relation to each other, asking how each photo is unique and yet representative of the time in which it was taken.
Produced jointly by the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and Donation Jacques Henri Lartigue in France, the exhibition combines works from the collection that Lartique donated to the nation of France upon his death with works by Shoji Ueda from the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography’s collection. It is organized by the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and the Asahi Shimbun-sha in special collaboration with Donation Jacques Henri Lartigue.
[Image: Shoji Ueda “Title Unkown” (1972～1973)]