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Metamorphosis of Japan after the War | Photography 1945 – 1964

Posted on April 21, 2012 by Julia Schiller

Museum für Fotografie / Helmut Newton Foundation
Jebensstraße 2, 10623 Berlin
Fri 9 March – Sun 17 June 2012

Excerpt:
“In the years following the Second World War in Japan, photography played an important role in the development of a new national identity. From the shock of the atomic bomb to the country’s re-emergence at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, important photographers documented the birth of a new Japanese nation. This exhibition includes 123 photographs, as well as books, magazines and exhibition catalogues featuring works from 11 leading representatives of Japanese photography of these years.”

An exhibition organized by the Japan Foundation in cooperation with the Art Library – National Museums in Berlin, kindly supported by the Japanese-German Center Berlin.

More infos at
www.smb.museum

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