The Meeting Modernity series of found photographs is the focus of Néojaponisme’s first traveling exhibition. Recently unearthed outside of the city of Sano in Tochigi-ken, this series of pictures documents Japan as it engaged with modernization and commercial photography in the Meiji and Taishō Periods. The series is comprised of portrait photography in particular.
The exhibition debuts tomorrow at Young Art, a gallery in Los Angeles’ Highland Park.
Meeting Modernity is accompanied by a trio of essays by Ian Lynam, W. David Marx, and Matt Treyvaud reflecting the collection of photographs, the history of Japanese photography, commercial art, and Japanese society.
A limited edition of full-color Meeting Modernity postcard sets has been created for the exhibition and will be available at the gallery.
September 13- October 4 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008 7-10pm
Young Art Gallery
747 North Avenue 50 Los Angeles CA 90042