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Gendai gokan and Haruo Tomiyama, a photographer who transcended language
August 1, 2018 (Wed.) — October 31, 2018 (Wed.)

The 1960s were a turning point for Japan that determined the country's course thereafter. At a time when publication of new weekly magazines was booming and journalism was in its heyday, Haruo Tomiyama was one of the photographers on the front lines. He worked on the Gendai gokan [The linguistic sense of our times] series in the Asahi Journal magazine, which started during the boom in 1964 with Tomiyama's photograph on the theme “overcrowding.” ....

Shinzo Maeda, a Photographic Explorer Seeking Color: The Quest for New Discoveries
Part 1   November 1, 2018 (Thu.) — December 28, 2018 (Fri.)
Part 2   January 4, 2019 (Fri.) — February 28, 2019 (Thu.)

Shinzo Maeda was a photographer who determined the course of Japanese landscape photography in the 1970s. His unique style captures nature with a sophisticated sense of form, discovering new beauty in the Japanese landscape, and has influenced many landscape photographers until the present day. The beautiful hilly landscapes of Biei and Kamifurano in Hokkaido have become widely known as a result of Maeda discovering their beauty and publicizing it in the form of photographic works. ....

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