Ryuji MIYAMOTO Retrospective
Ryuji Miyamoto (1947- ) won the 14th Kimura Ihei Photography Prize in 1989 for Architectural Apocalypse , a book of photographs based on the theme of ruins in the modern city, for example, views of the demolition of the Hibiya Movie Theater. Since then, he has vigorously continued to produce photographs showing aspects of the rapidly changing modern city, and his work has received high praise in international exhibitions in Italy, Germany ,and so on.
This is the first exhibition in a Japanese museum that gives an extensive overview of Miyamoto￥￥'s work of the last twenty years. Containing 200 photographs, including early works, the large photographs of Kobe taken just after the earthquake (first showing in Japan of work that appeared in the Venice Biennale), the Pinhole Houses series, and new work, this exhibition highlights previous achievements and new developments in the work of one of the most interesting photographers in Japan today.