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

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

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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, and has gained international acclaim, exhibitiong not only in Japan but also in Australia, New York, etc. This exhibition presents not only the longstanding collection of the Museum, including “Fushi Kaden”, “Monogusa Syui”, and “Tokyo kei” (Tokyo View), but also early works, such as “Akai Hana” (Scarlet Bloom) and “Osorezan e” (To Osorezan), as well as some of his latest works, celebrating his fifty years as a photographer.
Suda’s eye seems to travel between the ordinary and extraordinary, creating an atmosphere similar to that experienced in moments of ‘calm’ when the wind ceases to blow. This exhibition consists of an accumulation of numerous fragments of this calm, each captured within a single photograph, with landscapes of the past, the people and images of various customs passed down from the middle of the last century, all captured by Issei Suda’s unique vision, and preserved in minutely detailed gelatin silver prints.
Venue: 2F Exhibition room

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Curator’s lectures
October 4 (Fri), October 18 (Fri), November 1 (Fri), November 15 (Fri) 14:00~

Special Lectures
October 5 (Sat) 15:00~17:00 Speakers: Suda Issei, Suzuki Hitoshi (Graphic Designer)
November 2 (Sat) 15:00~17:00 Speakers: Suda Issei, Suzuki Risaku (Photographer)
Lectures are only available in Japanese
Venue: Atelier, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Door open: 14:45

[Image: Issei Suda, “Yugano, Shizuoka”, from “Monogusa Syui” (1981)]

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From 2013-09-28 To 2013-12-01

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Issei Suda

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