Symposion on Japanese Photography at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

On occasion of the exhibition “Shomei Tomatsu – Skin of a Nation”[1]See my my earlier post about the exhibition when it started in New York. at the Fotomuseum Winterthur, the Museum hosts the symposium
“Photography and Lifestyle in Japan from 1945 until Today”
on Friday October 27.

Shomei Tomatsu: «Oshima Eiko, Actress in the Film Shiiku (Priz Stock)», 1961

I am invited to give a lecture on “Contemporary Japanese Photography and Lifestyle” and my talk is schedule just before the party. :-)
By the way, during the party there will be a slide show arranged by the Mariko Takeuchi, Tokyo: “20 new Japanese Photographers”


  • 18.00 – 18.10 Introduction, Thomas Seelig, Curator of Fotomuseum Winterthur
  • 18.10 – 18.50 “Japans «zweite Oeffnung»: Politik, Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft und Kultur im Wandel nach 1945”, Prof. Dr. Regine Mathias, Department of East Asian Studies, Section Japanese History, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 18.50 – 19.30 “On Shomei Tomatsu: The Image and Violence of Postwar Japan”, Ryuta Imafuku, Professor for Area and Cultural Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
  • 19.30 – 20.10 “«Vivo» and «Provoke»”, Yuko Hasegawa, Head Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
  • 20.10 – 21.10 Tokyo Food
  • 21.10 – 21.50 “Important Japanese Photobooks from the 20th Century”, Martin Parr, Photographer and Collector, Bristol
  • 21.50 – 22.30 “Zeitgenoessische japanische Fotografie und Lifestyle” Ferdinand Brueggemann, Photohistorian, Cologne
  • 22.30 – 24.00 Today – Bar, Sounds, Pictures, DJane Hito (Berlin / Osaka)

Languages: German and English
Places are limited and I have been told that the symposium is already booked out.


Recommended Book:
Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation


1 See my my earlier post about the exhibition when it started in New York.


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