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Past Special Exhibition

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2015.09.19 - 11.15

Hiroshi Hamaya: Photographs 1930s-1960s

Overview

Hamaya Hiroshi (1915-1999) was one of Japan’s most important photographers. Tracing the footprints of this genius, who was active both before and after World War II, this exhibition concentrates on Hamaya’s early work. In addition to the unforgettable series Yukiguni (Snow Land) and Ura-nihon (Japan’s Back Coast), which documented the vigorous lifestyles of people living in severe environmental conditions, the exhibition, consisting of some 200 works, also features Hamaya’s early pictures of modern Tokyo from the 1930s, and Gakugei syoka (Portraits of Scholars and Artists), a series of portraits of cultural figures from different fields such as art, literature, and anthropology.

Information

Dates:
September 19, 2015(Saturday) - November 15, 2015(Sunday).
Closed:
Mondays(except September 21 and October 12), September 24 and October 13.
Hours:
10:00A.M. - 6:00P.M.(Last entry 30 minutes before closing time.)
Place:
Setagaya Art Museum, 1st floor exhibition rooms
Organized by:
Setagaya Art Museum
Patronized by:
Setagaya City, Setagaya City Board of Education

Admission

Adults 1,000yen, Seniors(over 65) 800yen, University and high school students 800yen, Junior high and elementary school students 500yen
With the sponsorship of:
Canon Marketing Japan Inc., Bunkado Printing Co., Ltd., Shiseido Co., Ltd.
Subsidized by:
The Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Cultural Foundation
Specially cooperated by:
Estate of Hiroshi Hamaya, Oiso, Japan
Planning Associate:
Crevis Inc.

Overview

Hamaya Hiroshi (1915-1999) was one of Japan’s most important photographers. Tracing the footprints of this genius, who was active both before and after World War II, this exhibition concentrates on Hamaya’s early work. In addition to the unforgettable series Yukiguni (Snow Land) and Ura-nihon (Japan’s Back Coast), which documented the vigorous lifestyles of people living in severe environmental conditions, the exhibition, consisting of some 200 works, also features Hamaya’s early pictures of modern Tokyo from the 1930s, and Gakugei syoka (Portraits of Scholars and Artists), a series of portraits of cultural figures from different fields such as art, literature, and anthropology.

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