12 Sep - 17 Oct 2018

Photography in Japan

Wednesdays 18.30–20.00. Session 3 is on Thursday 27 September.

This course introduces participants to the key moments and issues of concern relevant to the history and contemporary photography in Japan. It spans early uses of photography in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the modernist practices of the 1920s and ‘30s, as well as the post-war and contemporary periods.

Navigating through the richness and diversity of photographic practices in Japan, the course combines in-depth analysis of individual bodies of work with reflections on the wider contextual issues that frame them, including the socio-political, art historical and theoretical issues specific to Japan.

The course explores key works and photographers including Yasui Nakaji, Tōmatsu Shōmei and Shiga Lieko, the most relevant exhibitions and institutions, the significance of printed matter (photo-books and magazines) and the multi-faceted relations between photography, fine art and politics in the country.

Sessions are presented by Jelena Stojković, Lecturer in History and Theory of Photography at the Arts University Bournemouth. Jelena holds MA in History of Art from SOAS and PhD in Photography from the University of Westminster. She is the author of The Impossible Avant-Garde: Surrealism and Photography in 1930s Japan (I.B. Tauris, 2018).

£200/£180 Members & Concessions

See the original page for this artwork on the Tate website here.