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The People by Kishin

 Photographer Kishin Shinoyama’s perceptive insight and virtual disregard of social norms have made him both an admirable pursuer of avant-gardism and a target of conservative criticism.

This traveling exhibition, which debuted in Tokyo, is the first major retrospective of Kishin’s photography in Japan. Up until now, he had been refused such a comprehensive showing of his images.

“What is the power of photography?” is the underlying theme of this show, which brings together some of the most outstanding works from Shinoyama’s 50-year career. (Tomohiro Osaki)