This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition under the same title held at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Cleveland Museum of Art in 2003. Through a comprehensive account of Japanese photography from its inception in the mid-nineteenth century to the present, this book shows the richness, significance and variety of the work of Japanese photographers over the past 150 years. Illustrated essays discuss the unique features of Japanese photography and its relationship with the nation’s historical and social developments. Useful information found in this book includes chronology, artist profiles, exhibition checklist, bibliography, information on major photography clubs, associations and magazines.
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