‘TOKYO Before/After’

In anticipation of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo (now pushed back to 2021), The Japan Foundation organized a photography exhibition celebrating the country. The agency, whose mission is “promoting international understanding through cultural exchange,” curated 81 images from the 1930s-40s juxtaposed with photos taken after 2010. The show has traveled to Canada, Mexico and Brazil and is now in Louisville. The “before” group of the 1930s-40s are by KOGA (Light Pictures), NIPPON and Kineo Kuwabara. The “after” images were shot by Nobuyoshi Araki, Mika Ninagawa, Motoyuki Daifu, SATO Shintaro, Shinya Arimoto, Natsumi Hayashi, Kenta Cobayashi and Daido Moriyama.

Through Nov. 6

Schneider Hall Galleries, Schneider Hall, UofL
104 Schneider Hall

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‘TOKYO Before/After’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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