TOHOKU-Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers

This exhibition of photographs of Tohoku, which marks the first anniversary of the great earthquake, does not attempt to document the damage or recovery but instead uses photography to show the natural and cultural environment of Tohoku along with its people and their way of life. It is composed of the work of nine individual photographers and one photographers’ group who belong to a variety of generations and stylistic tendencies but are all from Tohoku. Photographs taken in the 1940s will be shown alongside images of the present.  By presenting the viewpoints of highly individualistic photographers who represent the past, present, and future, this exhibition aims at introducing many fascinating aspects of Tohoku to the people of the world.

November 7 - December 7, 2017
Pakistan National Council of the Arts (Islamabad, Pakistan)

October 21 - November 12, 2017
Torre Malakoff (Recife, Brazil)

October 11 - 22, 2017
Cermodern (Ankara, Turkey)

August 29 - September 30, 2017
Justice Palace (Manaus City, Brazil)

July 20 - August 13, 2017
Parana Museum (Curitiba-PR, Brazil)

May 26 - July 12, 2017
Centro Cultural São Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

March 1 - 31, 2017

February 11 - April 20, 2017
City Museum of Leon City (Leon, Mexico)

January 16 - February 16, 2017
Circulo de Bellas Artes de Tenerife (Tenerife, Spain)

November 17 - December 20, 2016
Palacio de Bellas Artes (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

September 9 - November 19, 2016
The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne (Cologne, Germany)

July 22 - August 27, 2016
Convencion de Fransisco de Asis (La Habana, Cuba)

June 28 - July 24, 2016
Far Eastern Art Museum (Khabarovsk, Russia)

May 13 - June 17, 2016
Museum and exhibition complex of Vladivostok State University of Economics Service (Vladivostok, Russia)

May 11 - June 26, 2016
Panama Contemporary Art Museum (Panama City, Panama)

April 5 - 26, 2016
Sakhalin Art Museum (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia)

February 11 - March 4, 2016
Malay Technology Museum (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei)

October 31 - November 15, 2015
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum (Hanoi, Vietnam)

September 1 - 21, 2015
City Museum of Skopje (Skopje, Macedonia)

August 13 - 31, 2015
Tupou Tertiary Institute Hall (Nuku'alofa, Tonga)

July 10 - 29, 2015
The Library, Massey University Albany Campus (Auckland, New Zealand)

June 3 - July 2, 2015
Wellington City Central Library (Wellington, New Zealand)

April 28 - June 11, 2015
PostModernism Museum (Bucharest, Romania)

April 29 - May 24, 2015
ArtBox (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Photo titled Around Inagaki, Tsugaru-shi, taken by Hiroshi Oshima
Ichiro Kojima
Around Inagaki, Tsugaru-shi 1960
Courtesy of Hiroko Kojima

Photo titled A Deer Shot Dead, November 2009, Kamaishi, Iwate, taken by Masaru Tatsuki
Masaru Tatsuki
A Deer Shot Dead, November 2009, Kamaishi, Iwate 2009
Courtesy of Artist

Photo titled Kesengawa, 2003/08/23, taken by Naoya Hatakeyama
Naoya Hatakeyama
Kesengawa, 2003/08/23 2003
Courtesy of Artist

Photo titled Ohamaza-cho, La Ville de la chance, taken by Hiroshi Oshima
Hiroshi Oshima
Ohamaza-cho, La Ville de la chance 1979
Courtesy of Artist

Photo titled Reflection of Green Beech Woods, taken by Meiki Lin
Meiki Lin
Reflection of Green Beech Woods 2011
Courtesy of Artist

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