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Meeting Modernity

Unearthed outside of the city of Sano in Tochigi-ken, this portrait photography series documents Japan as it engaged with modernization and commercial photography in the Meiji and Taishō Periods.

The Meeting Modernity exhibition debuts next month at Young Art, a gallery in Los Angeles’ Highland park.

September 13- October 4 2008
Opening Reception:
Saturday, September 13, 2008 7-10pm

More here.

August 13, 2008

Ian Lynam is a graphic designer living in Tokyo and the art director of Neojaponisme. His website is located at His new book, Parallel Strokes, on the intersection of graffiti and typography is available now.

One Response

  1. Claire Says:

    I’m involved with a website which is a project of an NPO working in a rural town in Tokushima called Kamiyama. They have an annual artist in residence program which they started as a way to try and revitalize the rapidly depopulating mountain town. There is a photo album on the site which features a slowly growing collection of old photos borrowed from town residents and scanned, as well as a ton of more recent photos of the art activities in the town. You might find it interesting if you like stuff like the photo exhibit mentioned in this post.