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JACCC features Contemporary Japanese Photography

If you happen to be in Los Angeles and currently looking to see something out of the ordinary, then you might want to check out a presentation of Japanese contemporary photography at the Japanese American Culture and Community Center’s George J. Doizaki Gallery which will commence on this weekend.  The “Gazing at the Contemporary World: Japanese Photography from the 1970s to Present” exhibit will be open for public viewing as for those who are interested to view the distinct artistic style of the Japanese culture.

Credits: Masato Seto

Japan has established a name when it comes to technology including the development of photography equipment.  The Japanese are well known to excel in different things and recognized to be a civilization of creative individuals.

The overseer of the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo and the curator of this exhibition from the Japan Foundation is Rei Masuda.  The intention of their new traveling exhibition is to present the various styles of photographic expressions from Japan ever since the 1970s.  The whole exhibition is about to display 76 photographs from 23 photographers.


The first part of the exhibition shall be on this Saturday, June 23 until July 29.  And then the second part will be held from August 25 up to September 16.

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center is located at 244 S San Pedro St. in LA’s Little Tokyo.  The gallery will be open for viewing from Tuesday to Friday, 12 to 5 p.m.; and from Saturday to Sunday the regular hours will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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About Melivea Melgazo

My constant exuberance to traveling and fascination to nature are the reasons why I love photography. Not everyone has the same definition of beauty and that is how photography permits an individualized form of expression. I believe my forte is landscape photography.