Tag - photography



Left: A man protesting the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games clashes with police on Aug. 8, 2021. Right: An AI-generated version of the photo to the left is included to show the difference between real and fake images in news reporting.
Mar 11, 2024
Stranger than fiction: How AI threatens photojournalism
AI images will increasingly replace photos of real events in news reporting, posing an existential threat to photojournalism's accuracy and integrity.
Seiji Ozawa shows his humorous side during a photo shoot with The Japan Times in 2017. The influential conductor died Feb. 6.
Feb 10, 2024
The story behind my favorite photo of Seiji Ozawa
A lot of photography comes down to luck and reflexes. Once you get that magic shot, though, it can stay with you forever.
Photographer Robert Beck took the famous photo of Brandi Chastain celebrating the United States' victory in the Women's World Cup final in 1999 that appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Jan 25, 2024
The Sports Illustrated cover, a faded canvas that once defined sports
Sports Illustrated's power to define sports discourse been steadily eroding, but it is hard to overstate the power it once had.
Kishin Shinoyama speaks during an interview in Tokyo in September 2016 with posters of his works in the background.
Jan 5, 2024
Celebrated Japanese photographer Kishin Shinoyama dies at 83
Shinoyama photographed iconic figures across diverse genres.
Toranosuke Katayama is a photographer who's photo assignments lead him to become a soba researcher with 70 publications on the cuisine.
Dec 22, 2023
Toranosuke Katayama: ‘Soba is about saving history and identity’
A photographer who chose to document soba for a book soon found himself drawn into the deeper world of the buckwheat noodle.
Fujifilm has added the Instax Pal, a new palm-sized model, to its Instax instant camera lineup known as Cheki in Japan.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 15, 2023
Japanese camera-makers focusing on Gen-Z
Offerings tout unique features to appeal to those wanting something beyond smartphone photography.
Seiso Yamada, a former reporter for the Chugoku Shimbun newspaper, talks about what it was like at the time he photographed the mushroom cloud.
JAPAN / History
Nov 28, 2023
Japan to recommend A-bomb photo archive for UNESCO heritage list
The collection of 1,532 photos and two videos were taken between Aug. 6, 1945, when the bomb was dropped, and the end of that year.
Filmmaker and teacher Karl Neubert says he enjoys working with vintage lenses because they can capture a more cinematic look.
Nov 25, 2023
Karl Neubert: 'The joy a student finds in their debut film is a constant source of pride'
Filmmaker and teacher Karl Neubert discusses his role as an educator to the next generation of artists and how 30 years in Japan has shaped his work.
Members of the international press gather on a hill in Sderot, Israel, with a view of the Gaza Strip, on Oct. 28.
Nov 4, 2023
In Israel-Hamas war, recycled images from past conflicts can undercut true toll
Videos and photos of the conflict are competing with misappropriated depictions of unrelated tragedies.
Fans shoot Friday's second practice session at Suzuka Circuit.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Sep 25, 2023
Amateur race photographers thrive at Suzuka Circuit
The famed Japanese speedway's "cameraman seats" were launched 10 years ago as a way to accommodate both hobbyist shooters and regular race fans.
The Nakamise shopping street in Tokyo's Asakusa district under reconstruction after the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. This photograph was colorized with the cooperation of Hidenori Watanave, a professor of the University of Tokyo.
JAPAN / History
Aug 21, 2023
Colorized photos of 1923 Tokyo quake to be displayed
The photos of the 1923 disaster will be displayed as part of an exhibition set to start at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo on Sept. 1.
Akiko Mizuno says one positive thing about living on a relatively remote island is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money every day.
Aug 3, 2023
Akiko Mizuno: ‘Time moves forward. Photographs stop time.’
After years in New York City, Akiko Mizuno relocated to a small island in Okinawa Prefecture to concentrate on her long-term photography project.
A photograph by Joel Pulliam provides a hint at what is on offer at VoidTokyo's "Sharaku" exhibition at HikoHiko Gallery.
Jul 19, 2023
Street photography by VoidTokyo on full display in Ginza
With the goal of capturing the city of Tokyo in physical form and not just on social media, VoidTokyo celebrates its members at “Sharaku.”
Japan Times
Jun 9, 2023
Jesse Freeman: 'As far as a Black art scene goes … it’s just foreign or not.'
Ikebana, filmmaking, collage and quilting are some of the many forms of media Tokyo-based artist Jesse Freeman works in.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art / Longform
Jun 4, 2023
'Stakeout Diary': A killer on the run, two postwar gumshoes — noir at its finest
When a photographer was given rare permission to follow two detectives through Tokyo on a murder case, who’d have known he’d gather a legion of fans decades later.
Japan Times
May 13, 2023
KG+ event celebrates emerging photographers
Three young photographers from varied backgrounds and approaches won prizes and the chance to take their work to the next level at Kyotographie’s satellite event, KG+.
Japan Times
May 11, 2023
Yu Yamauchi gets very comfortable in isolation
The photographer, whose exhibition 'Jinen' is on display at this year's Kyotographie photo festival, gets in touch with himself and the world with long, lonely stints immersed in nature.
Japan Times
Apr 28, 2023
Amid the parties and schmoozing, socially conscious art is still Kyotographie's main draw
With the financial freedom to expand Kyotographie’s offerings further still, the responsibility arises to do so without diminishing the event’s original rebellious spirit.
Japan Times
Apr 9, 2023
The camera never lied ... until AI told it to
AI can now do all the things photographers used to labor over without the user ever knowing. It can also transform backgrounds or wipe away people from the image entirely.
Japan Times
Mar 16, 2023
Memories, melancholy and all that jazz
Jazz enthusiasts James Catchpole and Philip Arneill set out to capture a time capsule of Japan's fading haunts with 'Tokyo Jazz Joints,' a photobook featuring 120 cafes and bars.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?