Architecture × Photography — A Light Existing Only Here

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

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[Image: Yasuhiro Ishimoto, "Middle Shoin and the New Goten Viewed from the East, from Katsura" (1953), gelatin silver print, collection of Tokyo Photographic Art Museum]

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When Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (1765–1833) succeeded in taking the first ever photograph, the image that he captured was the corner of a “building” seen through a window. From this it can be seen that photography has enjoyed a close relationship with architecture since its inception. In the beginning, photographic technology was not suited to capture images of people or animals that could move, but stationary buildings offered the perfect subject. In addition, at the end of the nineteenth century, redevelopment of the cities gathered pace, bringing about remarkable changes in the urban landscape and the new technology of photography was widely used to create records of old or newly constructed buildings. From then to the present day, photographs have been taken of new structures. Based largely on works from the museum’s collection, this exhibition will feature architectural photographs. It will start by introducing what kind of architecture has been captured through photography since the invention of the medium and the way in which it is currently expressed by contemporary photographers.



from November 10, 2018 to January 27, 2019


Adults ¥600, University Students ¥500, High School & Junior High Students and Seniors 65 & Over ¥400, Elementary School Students & Younger and Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion Free

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7 minute walk from the East Exit of Ebisu Station on the JR Yamanote and Hibiya lines.

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