1976 and 2005, Kamakura, Japan (detail), 2005, from the series Imagine Finding Me. Otsuka Chino (Japanese, born 1972). Chromogenic print, 12.7 x 18.1 cm (5 x 7 1/8 in.). Courtesy of the Wilson Centre for Photography. © Otsuka Chino

The Younger Generation: Contemporary Japanese Photography


West Pavilion, Lower Level

Several young Japanese photographers garnered attention in the 1990s, when their bold, colorful, often provocative pictures of themselves and their immediate worlds were collectively dubbed "girl photographs." This exhibition celebrates the emergence of five talented female photographers from Japan whose careers began in the 1990s and 2000s—Kawauchi Rinko, Onodera Yuki, Otsuka Chino, Sawada Tomoko, and Shiga Lieko. Selected series by these artists evoke the influence of Ishiuchi Miyako, whose work is showcased in the companion exhibition Ishiuchi Miyako: Postwar Shadows.

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