2015 / Photographer Miyako Ishiuchi to talk at Getty, Oct. 7

Photo Exhibition

Ishiuchi Miyako: Postwar Shadows

Oct. 6, 2015–Feb. 21, 2016, at the Getty Center


Related Events of “Ishiuchi Miyako: Postwar Shadows” at the Getty.

Talk: Ishiuchi Miyako in Conversation

Wednesday, October 7, 7:00 p.m.
Getty Center: Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Miyako Ishiuchi (photo by Kaori Ito)

Miyako Ishiuchi (photo by Kaori Ito)

Photographer Ishiuchi Miyako discusses her work and career with Christopher Phillips, curator at the International Center of Photography in New York.

With her early work, Ishiuchi captured the smell, mood, and atmosphere of her hometown, Yokosuka. In a later series of photographs titled 1947, she depicted the hands and feet of women with whom she shared the same birth year.

She then explored traces of trauma and pain left on the human body in a series of photographs called Scars. In 2005, she represented Japan at the Venice Biennale with mother’s 2000-2005: traces of the future.

Over the course of her career, Ishiuchi has received numerous prestigious awards for her work including the Hassleblad Award, and took part in an exhibition titled Transformed Visions at Tate Modern in 2013.

In October 2015, she will have a solo exhibition titled Postwar Shadows at J. Paul Getty Museum.

Film: Things Left Behind

Saturday, October 10, 11:00 a.m., 1:00, and 3:00 p.m.
Getty Center: Museum Lecture Hall

Renowned photographer Ishiuchi Miyako and her project ひろしま/hiroshima are the focus of the film Things Left Behind. Filmmaker Linda Hoaglund uses the 2011 exhibition of ひろしま/hiroshima at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver as context for her compelling documentary, which weaves together visitor responses to the exhibition with interviews that feature Ishiuchi. Running time is 80 minutes.

Tour: Curator’s Gallery Tour

Thursday, October 22 and November 19, 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 22, 2:30 p.m.
Getty Center: Museum galleries

Amanda Maddox, assistant curator of photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a tour of the exhibitions Ishiuchi Miyako: Postwar Shadows and The Younger Generation: Contemporary Japanese Photography.

Meet under the stairs in the Entrance Hall.