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’1968: Japanese Photography’

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

by Delilah Romasanta

Staff Writer

The late 1960s was an important period for the development of Japanese photography, which helped pictorialise and document the era’s significant political and social changes.

This show focuses on the years 1966 to 1974, and is split into four sections: the history of photographic expression; Provoke magazine photography; images by the Konpora group of photographers; and “rebellion” photography. Together, these four styles not only reveal the social upset of the time but also illustrate the first steps of Japanese documentary photography; May 11-July 15.

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; (03) 3280-0099; 1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo; Ebisu Station, JR Yamanote Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Thu., Fri. till 8 p.m.). ¥600. Closed Mon. (except July 15). www.syabi.com