The exhibition "Japan's Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto" collates the works of two artists who both forged important, but alternate paths in Japanese photography. While Hiroshi Hamaya pursued the objective documentation of urban and rural life in Japan, Kansuke Yamamoto experimented with avant-garde forms of expression.
The exhibition is complemented by the following events:
Curator's Gallery Talk
Judy Keller, senior curator of Photographs, and Amanda Maddox, assistant curator of Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum, will be leading visitors through the exhibition.
Wednesday, June 19, 2:30 p.m, meet in the Entrance Hall
"From the Streets of Tokyo to Snow Country: Hamaya Hiroshi and the Documentation of Japanese Life". Jonathan Reynolds, professor at Barnard College, discusses Hamaya's efforts to document both Tokyo's urban environment and the slower-paced ritual and community life of rural Japan.
Thursday, July 11, 7:00 p.m. Lecture Hall
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