As part of their 60th anniversary celebration, the Japan Professional Photographers Society (JPS) will hold a major photo exhibition called Onna (おんな), which means “Woman.” It will be an exhibition of photos of women by over 130 renown Japanese photographers (living and deceased) including Akiyama Shotaro, Araki Nobuyoshi, Ishimoto Yasuhiro, Kimura Ihei, Gomi Akira, Domon Ken, Nagashima Yurie, Hiromix, Nagano Shigeichi, Ninagawa Mika, George Hashiguchi, and Hosoe Eikoh.
The photos will span from 1945 to 2010, mainly showing women on the move and in action, displaying their “life force” and their will to live. The exhibition will be held in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Yokohama as follows:
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Basement 1st floor)
Aug. 14-29, 2010, 10 am to 6 pm (till 8 pm on Thu. and Fri), closed Mon.
Admission 700 yen
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art (Annex)
Sept. 14-26, 2010, 9 am to 5 pm, closed Mon.
The Japan Newspaper Museum
Nov. 13-Dec. 26, 2010, 9 am to 5 pm, closed Mon.
Admission 500 yen
A photo book (exhibition catalog) with the same title will also be sold for 2,800 yen.
Thanks to JPS for sending me a flyer and two complimentary tickets.
Official site and sample photos: http://www.jps.gr.jp/jps60/