On Japanese Photography

Francis Hodgson – The Financial Times

Copyright The Financial Times
Nov. 17, 2007
I doubt that there have been five major exhibitions of Japanese photography in UK institutions in 20 years. A good but rather dutiful overview was shown at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in 1979. But Black Sun (Serpentine Gallery, 1986) was exciting. It was curated by Mark Holborn, a long-time advocate to the west of Japanese photography, and introduced (to me and I suspect to the majority of its British viewers) a quartet of photographers of such obvious and luminous brilliance that the memory of the show has remained sharp, and the four photographers have remained favourites.
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