The photography exhibition “Metamorphosis of Japan after the War, 1945 – 1964” is held by The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, The Consulate General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City and Ho Chi Minh City Museum.
This exhibition is an international travelling and South East and South Asia’s premier exhibition refashioned from the “Japan: a Self – portrait, Photographs 1945 – 1964” exhibition that toured Setagaya Art Museum, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, and other Japanese venues to much acclaim. Looking back on this turbulent period that followed the war, it exhibits over 100 black-and-#000000 photographs by 11 leading artists of postwar Japan photography arranged into three sections – “The Aftermath of War”, “Between Tradition and Modernity” and “Towards a New Japan”.
Their work records the transformation of society, and many of the photographs that they took are significant from an artistic perspective in addition to being important record. Rather than being ordered by period and author, these photographs seem at first glance to be casually arranged, but the sequence provides a vivid narrative of the convoluted aspects of this complicated era.
Ihee Kimura (1901 – 1974) Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921-)
Ken Domon (1909 – 1990) Eikoh Hosoe (1933-)
Hiroshi Hayama (1915 – 1999) Kikuji Kawada (1933-)
Shomei Tomatsu (1930-) Takeyoshi Tanuma (1929-)
Shigeichi Nagano (1925-) Ikko Narahara (1931-)
Tadahiko Hayashi (1918 – 1990)
The photography exhibition “Metamorphosis of Japan after the War, 1945 – 1964” is open from July 7th to July 29th, 2012 at City Displaying Hall, 92 Le Thanh Ton street, district 1.