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Tokyo BEFORE/AFTER Photography Exhibition


Top images (left to right): Natsumi Hayashi, Today’s Levitation 02/21/2011; Mika Ninagawa, TOKYO INNOCENCE (2015); Image from photo album Nippon (1938).


Exhibition Details [Calgary]
Dates: July 20th to August 11th, Wednesday through Saturday (closed on Sundays and Heritage Day, August 6th)
Exhibition Hours: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Gerry Thomas Gallery, 602 11th Ave SW, Calgary
Admission: Free of charge

The Japan Foundation, in cooperation with the Gerry Thomas Gallery, presents the touring exhibition “Tokyo Before/After” featuring 80 pieces of photography in two groups - Historical works shot in Tokyo in the 1930s to 1940s contrasting contemporary pieces created after 2010.

The Tokyo megacity is fittingly highlighted as we approach the Tokyo 2020 Olympics - don't miss the chance to view its unique and complex character through the lenses of these renowned Japanese photographers.


Participating artists – “Before”
Artists published in Koga (1932-1933):
Yasuzo Nojima, Masao Horino, Ihei Kimura, Yotsuo Kono, Hyoue Sakuma, Koujiro Iida, Hajime Okano

Artists published in Nippon (1938):
Yonosuke Natori and others

Kineo Kuwabara (1913-2007)

Participating artists – “After”
Nobuyoshi Araki, Mika Ninagawa, Motoyuki Daifu, Shintaro Sato, Shinya Arimoto, Natsumi Hayashi, Kenta Cobayashi, Daido Moriyama