Smithsonian’s Arthur Sackler Gallery exhibiting “Japan Modern: Photography from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection” thru Jan. 24

Seikan Ferryboat, from “Solitude of Ravens” series; Artist: Fukase Masahisa, Japan, 1934-2012; Japan, Showa era, 1976; Gelatin silver print; Purchase and partial gift from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection – Acquisition fund in Honor of Julian Raby, The Dame Jillian Sackler Director of the Arthur M. Sackler; Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art

Japan Modern: Photography from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection
September 29, 2018–January 24, 2019

Gallery 24
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Celebrating the Freer-Sackler’s recent acquisition of a major Japanese photography collection, this exhibition features a selection of works by groundbreaking twentieth-century photographers.

Whether capturing evocative landscapes or the gritty realities of postwar Japan, this presentation focuses on Japanese artists’ search for a sense of place in a rapidly changing country.

The images highlight destinations both rural and urban, in styles ranging from powerful social documentary to intensely personal.

A selection of photobooks and experimental films adds to this multifaceted exploration.

Complemented by Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography

https://www.freersackler.si.edu/exhibition/japan-modern-photography/

Japan Modern is generously sponsored by Mitsubishi Corporation.

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