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Japans Modern Divide The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto

Japan's Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto 8/25/2013 <span class="page"> <!-- Image --> <table align="right" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody><tr> <td><img src="/global/images/ghost.gif" width="6" height="1" border="0" alt=""></td> <td><img src="/art/exhibitions/images/eyeful_japans_moderndivide" width="50" height="50" alt="Japan's Modern Divide"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><img src="/global/images/ghost.gif" width="1" height="6" border="0" alt=""></td> </tr> </tbody></table> <!-- Title --> <b>Japan's Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto</b><br> <!-- Date --> <b>Daily through August 25, 2013</b><br> <!-- Time --> <b></b><br> <!-- Location --> <b>West Pavilion, Lower Level, Getty Center</b><br> <!-- Location --> <b><coe_event_tixdisplay></coe_event_tixdisplay></b><br><br> <!-- Description --> This exhibition presents the work of two photographers whose careers spanned much of the twentieth century, or the Showa Era (1926�C1989) as it is known in Japan. Hiroshi This exhibition presents the work of two photographers whose careers spanned much of the twentieth century, or the Showa Era (1926�C1989) as it is known in Japan. Hiroshi Hamaya (1915�C1999) and Kansuke Yamamoto (1914�C1987) began as teenagers to experiment with various formal approaches and techniques in photography. As their work matured, however, they took very different paths. Through the display of works from Japanese as well as U.S. collections, the exhibition examines two important strains in Japanese photography: the documentary investigation of regional traditions and social issues, represented in the work of Hamaya; and the avant-garde movement that developed in the context of Western surrealism and advanced through the work of Yamamoto. These two trends not only reflect significant, though rarely shown, activity in the history of Japanese photography but also reveal the complexity of modern life in that nation since the Meiji Restoration. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> <!-- More Info --> <br><a href="/art/exhibitions/japans_moderndivide"><img border="0" src="../images/arrow_more_events.gif" width="7" height="7">&nbsp;Learn more about this exhibition</a><br> <!-- Reservation --> </span>