Drawn from the Getty Museum’s collection, this one–gallery exhibition of photographs presents four responses to the dense, hyperreal megalopolis that is Tokyo. Although a kaleidoscopic vision would seem to be required to represent this stratified, vertical capital, the Japanese photographers featured in this show have found a way to portray their city at human scale.
Shigeichi Nagano observes the interactions of community within a perpetually rebuilt environment, as he has since the 1950s. Masato Seto focuses on the hard–won leisure of local couples escaping the cramped quarters of high–rise living for the scarce green space of public parks.
Mikiko Hara adopts a quiet, daylit, snapshot style to spontaneously capture anonymous portraits of her young contemporaries in the streets and subways. This exhibition takes place between August 5-December 14, 2014 at the Getty Center.
Fonte: Getty Museum