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Panel Discussion: Tomatsu on the Americans at Aperture

Posted By Administration, Thursday, May 15, 2014
Aperture Galelry & Bookstore, NYC

Tuesday May 20
6:00 pm

Join Leo Rubinfein, Dr. Miwako Tezuka, and Matt Witkovsky for a panel discussion on Shomei Tomatsu's work and his influence on the generation of Japanese photographers in his wake.  Leo Rubinfein was the editor and essayist of Tomatsu's recent publication, Chewing gum and chocolate.  Tomatsu (1930 - 2012) created what some could say is the world's view of portraits of post-war Japan; he was dedicated to documenting as many Japan-based US military bases as possible and focus on the systematic impact of American victory and occupation.

Leo Rubinfien is an artist, writer, and curator.  Dr. Miwako Tezuka is the first Japanese director of Japan Society in its over 100-year long history; she is an internationally recognized curator and expert in modern and contemporary Japanese art.  Matthew S. Witkovsky is Richard and Ellen Sador Char of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago.

For more information on this event, please visit Aperture Foundation 

Tags:  Aperture Foundation  Shomei Tomatsu 

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