1968 Japanese Photography

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

poster for 1968 Japanese Photography

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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 modern photograph and its validation through the history of photography also came to be questioned. In particular in 1968 Japan exhibitions such as "One Hundred Years of Photography", the feature of "Konpora Shashin" (Contemporary Photography) in Camera Mainichi and the publication of "Provoke", along with the photos taken by the revolutionaries of the student uprisings, all combined in a series of vital events which have impacted upon the social frame of the photograph today. In this exhibition a collection of work dating from 1966-1974 follows the shifts in Japanese photography and its ability to impact upon the world, raising the questions of what is photography? What is Japan? and What is Modernity?

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[Image: Daido Moriyama "Untitled"(1969)]

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From 2013-05-11 To 2013-07-15
Closed on Mondays (except on Public Holidays when it will be closed the following day)

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The Year That Changed It All

A new exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography traces the radical history of Japanese photographs around 1968.

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