2013 / July 11 / Getty to present lecture about modern Japanese photographer

 

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Man in a Traditional Minoboshi Raincoat, Niigata Prefecture, 1956, Hiroshi Hamaya. © Keisuke Katano

The Getty Center presents a lecture about photographer Hiroshi Hamaya on July 11 in conjunction with the current photo exhibition Japan’s Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto.  

From the Streets of Tokyo to Snow Country: Hiroshi Hamaya and the Documentation of Japanese Life

Thursday July 11, 2013, 7:00 pm

Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center

Reservation required

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

(310) 440-7330

www.getty.edu

A 1939 photo shoot in the snow country of northeastern Japan introduced photographer Hiroshi Hamaya to a different way of life, which profoundly moved the Tokyo native.

Jonathan Reynolds, professor at Barnard College in New York City, discusses Hamaya’s efforts to document both Tokyo’s urban environment and the slower-paced ritual and community life of rural Japan.

Complements the exhibition Japan’s Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto from March 26 through August 25, 2013.