Kishin Shinoyama has always been at the forefront of Japan’s photography industry. His perceptive insight and carefree disregard of social norms have made him both an admirable pursuer of avant-gardism and a target of conservative criticism. This exhibition is the first major retrospective of Shinoyama’s work in Japan — a major achievement given that he is known to have previously refused such a comprehensive showing of his images.
“What is the power of photography?” is a central question that underlies the exhibition, which brings together some of the most outstanding works from Shinoyama’s 50-year career; till Dec. 24
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery; (03) 5353-0756; 3-20-2 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; Hatsudai Station, Keio New Line. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Fri. and Sat. till 8:00 p.m.). ¥1,000. Closed Mon. www.operacity.jp.