Capturing both the historical and social perspective of the period, he will expand on why he chose to create this poignant exhibition, the philosophy behind it, and discuss some of 11 accomplished Japanese photographers included in the retrospective and why their images were chosen. Telling this story through photographs, Feustel will also examine the impact that these works and photographers have made upon contemporary artists, and what elements may be connected to the current state of Japanese photography.
Marc Feustel has curated several photographic exhibitions and edited both fine art and photographic publications including the anthology of postwar Japanese photography, Japan: a self-portrait, Photographs 1945-1964, published in 2004 by Flammarion. He writes regularly on photography for print and online publications and is co-director of Studio Equis.
The exhibition Metamorphosis of Japan After the War includes works from Japanese photographers such as Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Shomei Tomatsu, Eikoh Hosoe, and Ken Domon. It is currently running until the 26 April 2015 at 19 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 1BP, organised by Open Eye Gallery. For more information, please visit: www.openeye.org.uk
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Image: Ken Domon, Children looking at a picture-card show, Tokyo 1953