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Japanese photographer Kikuji Kawada given retrospective at L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, New York

One of the most celebrated Japanese photographers of his generation, and an artist who has visually responded to his country’s history for more than 50 years, Kikuji Kawada is being given a  major retrospective in New York. L. Parker Stephenson Photographs will show rare images from Kawada’s early series, The Map, taken between 1960 and 1965, alongside his most recent work Last Things, a series taken between 2010 and 2015. The Map, Kawada’s early work, was an expression of societal trauma during Japan’s post World War II reconstruction after defeat. It was described as “a seminal photo book of the 20th century published in 1965 that looks at history through the aftermath of war and the particulars of the bombing of Hiroshima.” The exhibition also shows images from Kawada’s Invisible City, which explored the rebirth of imagined cities following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Kawada’s work touches on “global tensions related to political fears, climate change and media saturation in the years since the recent natural and nuclear disasters in Japan stemming from the Tohoku earthquake five years ago,” L. Parker …


BJP Staff