##24/7 Valencia: Could you tell us more about this exhibition of Japanese photography?
Bombas Gens: “Between 1957 and 1972, a radical transformation in the photographic language took place in Japan with the help of a group of photographers who began to develop their work during the postwar period. A renovation that took place in parallel to the great economic, cultural and psychosocial changes of this period, some years marked by a social confrontation, mainly against the American heritage of the occupation.
This exhibition shows a selection of works from the ‘Per Amor a l’Art’ Collection, becoming the most important private collection of Japanese photography of this time outside of Japan.
This Japanese photography exhibition brings together a selection of images that puts the accent on the artists who participated in the LIVE formation (1959-1961), such as Ikkō Narahara, Shōmei Tōmatsu, Eikoh Hosoe, Akira Satō or Kikuji Kawada, and of the photographers who carried out ‘Provoke’ magazine (Provocative Materials for Thought) in 1968, such as Yutaka Takanashi, Takuma Nakahira or Daidō Moriyama.
The experimental mode in which the images were shown as the product of an era marked by important political events became a phenomenon and a trend that many other artists – inside and outside of Japan – would continue and that is even appreciated today. Thus, they are shown with works by artists such as Toyoko Tokiwa, Nobuyoshi Araki, Ishiuchi Miyako, Kōji Enokura or Tamiko Nishimura among others.”
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