When the J. Paul Getty Museum plunged into the field
of photography 25 years ago with a stunning purchase of 18,000
photographs, one of the least-remarked facts was that the bonanza of
mostly European and American images included a few Japanese works.
focus on Western art hasn't changed much as the collection has grown
more than fivefold, but recently the department of photographs has begun
to look east. In the last three years, the Getty has quietly purchased
and received donations of about 150 photographs by Japanese, Chinese and
Korean artists. Many other Asian acquisitions are in the pipeline.
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