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Mariko Takeuchi Lecture, March 9th

Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lecture poster

Mariko Takeuchi Lecture
Friday March 9th 3:15pm, FA 102

Japanese photographers after Tsunami

The devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 2011 followed by the nuclear crisis in Japan has challenged photographers there to be much more conscious of their role in society. At thesame time, the vast number of family pictures that have been recovered amidst the rubble and mud has also called attention to the fundamental nature of photographs. Ms. Takeuchi’s lecture will introduce different disaster-related projects and works by Japanese photographers while addressing the significance of their non-journalistic approaches in this image-saturated era.

Mariko Takeuchi is a photography critic, an independent curator, and associate professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design. She is also a visiting researcher at the National Museum of Art, Osaka, prior to which she was at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Ms. Takeuchi has served as a reviewer, lecturer, and curator for such exhibits as the Paris Photo 2008 (Spotlight on Japan) and Nikon Salon. Her publications include The Oxford Companion to the Photograph, Ryuichiro Suzuki’s Odyssey, Ryudai Takano: 1936-1996, and Nihon No Shashinka 101 (101 Japanese photographers), among many other catalogues, books and magazines. She was a recipient of a Fulbright Grant for her research on photography education in the U.S.

Sponsored by the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts and the Center for Integrative Photographic Studies.

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