Exhibitions at Photo History Museum FujiFilm Square
FUJIFILM Photo Collection Special Exhibition
Truths Revealed in Photographs
The American photographer W. Eugene Smith made a significant impact on the history of photojournalism. The works on display are from the Aileen M. Smith Collection at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.
Smith (1918–1978) worked for Life and several other pictorial magazines during the golden age of photojournalism in the 1930s and 1950s. Always placing himself in the shoes of his subjects, Smith brought a humanist perspective to his passionate photographs, which question the nature of n… more
Back then when Color Photographs Dreamed
Shoji Otake left a major mark on postwar Japanese photography, working as a cameraman for GHQ immediately after the war with color film that was difficult to procure at the time. He was affiliated with various magazines and advertising media, capturing Japan’s rapid economic growth period in the 1960s. he was also known for his “Color Ladies” fashion photography series presented at Fuji Foto Salon. This exhibition features 30 of his works reprinted with the latest technology.
Narahara Ikko held his first solo exhibition Ningen no tochi (Human Land) in 1956, the year he worked, among others, with artists Ay-O (a.k.a. Takao Iijima) and Ikeda Masuo; an exhibition that generated great response and made him known as photographer to the Japanese public and the Japanese art world. Documentary photography from an individual point of view was what opened the way for new photographic expression after World War II and it was Narahara Ikko who was one of the pioneers of this sty… more
rom some of the leading photographers in the history of Japanese photography