The Getty Center
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Lecture Hall
Admission: Free; advance ticket recommended. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Get Tickets" button below.

 
When young women photographers such as Hiromix, Nagashima Yurie, and Ninagawa Mika rose to prominence in Japan in the 1990s, their work was both celebrated and derisively dubbed onnanoko shashin, or "girl photography." This term, coined by Japanese photo critic Iizawa Kotaro, encapsulated work made by women who chose themselves and their own private spheres as subjects.

Kasahara Michiko, chief curator at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, speaks with Sawada Tomoko and Shiga Lieko, two photographers working in Japan who are concerned with notions of identity as it relates to the medium of photography. Their conversation will address the relevance and challenges of the term onnanoko shashin, the history of Japanese photography as dominated by men, and the influence of practitioners such as Ishiuchi Miyako, Kon Michiko, and Ishikawa Mao, whose success in the field paved the way for future generations of women photographers.


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