New Planet Photo City - William Klein and Photographers Living in the 22nd Century

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It will soon be two centuries since photography was invented and an astronomical number of photos have been produced in this period of nearly 200 years. Along with innovations in technology and networks, drastic changes have occurred in terms of photographic expression, production techniques, and the relationship between the creator and the recipient. Leading 20th century photographer William Klein had a decisive influence on modern visual culture, with his approach that goes beyond genres such as photography, movies, design and fashion, and his works capturing the cities of the world, including New York, Rome, Moscow, Tokyo, Paris, and so on. This exhibition will introduce Klein’s vision of cities alongside the works of Japanese and Asian photographers looking to examine the cities and people of the 21st century with a fresh perspective that dramatically transcends the frame of conventional photography.

[Related Events]
Talk by William Klein Studio
Date: Feb. 23 (Fri), 17:00-18:30
Speakers: Pierre-Louis Doni, Tiffany Pascale
*Event in French

“The Photos of Shen Chao-Liang, and the Future of Asian Photography”
Date: Feb. 24 (Sat), 14:00-15:30
Speakers: Shen Chao-Liang and Toshiharu Ito
*Event in Japanese and Chinese

William Klein Special Film Screening
Date: Feb. 24 (Sat), 12:00-14:00, 16:00-18:00
Venue: Tokyo Midtown Hall & Conference Room 7
*With Japanese subtitles

*Please see the official website for further details.

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from February 23, 2018 to June 10, 2018
Closed on Tuesdays. Open on May 1.

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21_21 DESIGN SIGHT 「写真都市展 − ウィリアム・クラインと22世紀を生きる写真家たち − 」フォトレポート

22世紀まで生きるフォトグラファーたちと、写真の時代を生きたウィリアム・クラインとの共演!

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