July 2-Sept 19

In December, 1863, 48-year-old Julia Margaret Cameron was given her first camera, a gift from her daughter and son-in-law. Though it began as a hobby, photography soon became a form of artistic expression for the British woman. She quickly developed a distinctive style, often using unconventional techniques, such as soft focus and deliberately smudged or scratched negatives. At a time when photography was a relatively new medium, used primarily to document, Cameron was a pioneer of experimenting with it as an art form.

This is the first Julia Margaret Cameron exhibition to be held in Japan, showcasing 150 works, including her photographs and letters. The exhibition also introduces other photographers who were later influenced by Cameron’s work, such as Peter Henry Emerson and Sally Mann.

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo; 2-6-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. Nijubashimae Stn. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri., 2nd Wed. till 8 p.m.). ¥1,600. Closed Mon. 03-5777-8600; mimt.jp/cameron/eng

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