Connoisseurship: 1980s Japanese Photography

27 Jul 2017

Event times

6:30—8:30 PM

Cost of entry

$40/$35 Japan Society members, seniors & students

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Japan Society Gallery

New York
New York, United States


Travel Information

  • M15 to 47th Street, M101 or M102 north on Third Avenue to 47th Street, or crosstown M50 (on weekdays) or M42
  • 4,5,6,7 and S at Grand Central Station; 6 at 51st Street and Lexington Avenue; and the E, M at Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street. Public parking available nearby.
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Explore the world of 1980s photo prints and photobooks, a little understood and rarely discussed period in the history of Japanese photography,


in this groundbreaking, hands-on discussion and viewing with experts. Led by collector Russet Lederman, curator Christopher Phillips, gallerist Taka Ishii and private dealer Alison Bradley, this workshop focuses on the work of trailblazers who trained their lenses on vast changes precipitated by the nation's newfound role as a global economic powerhouse. Their critical investigations into urban sprawl, gender, identity and artisthood, coupled with advancements in camera technology and transformations in museum institutions, paved the way for the canonization of photography as an artistic medium in Japan and today's generation of practitioners.

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Russet Lederman

Christopher Phillips

Taking part

Taka Ishii Gallery

Tokyo, Japan


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