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Contemporary Japanese Photography vol.10

elan photographic

Dec. 10, 2011Jan. 29, 2012

  • Dec. 10, 2011Jan. 29, 2012
  • Closed Monday(if Monday is a national holiday or a substitute holiday, it is the next day)
  • Admission:Adults ¥700/College Students ¥600/High School and Junior Hight School Students, Over 65 ¥500

This year marks the tenth exhibition in the series entitled ‘Contemporary Japanese Photography’ and in it we will introduce the work of five photographers who resort to some of the most fundamental photographic techniques in order to confront various phenomena of our time.

These photographers have found themselves attracted to basic photographic techniques dating from the early days of photography, such as photograms, pinhole cameras, collages, multiple exposures and exposure control, which they have utilized to create a large variety of works. By returning to the origins of photographic media in this day and age, when digital manipulation makes it possible to create almost any conceivable image, they offer us a chance to reconsider the sense of sight itself, that presents a door to sensory and aesthetic expression.

We hope that these works will provide an opportunity to think afresh about the act of looking at photographs or the memories created through sight, helping us face a reality that is more complicated and unexpected than we can imagine.

When we look at photographs, not passively but spontaneously, and discover within them food for thought, then surely that is when photography will be ready to make another great leap forward – elan photographic.
Artists: KITANO Ken, SANO Yoichi , SOENO Kazuyuki, NISHINO Sohei, HARUKI Maiko