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19th-Century Photographs of Japan

Western Visions, Japanese Identities

On view to April 25, 1999

19th-Century Photographs of Japan

This intimate exhibition of some 20 hand-tinted albumen prints and photographic albums reveals the impact of the invention of photography upon Japanese culture. The beautifully coloured images are a curious hybrid of pictorial representation and historical documentation, and an expression of Western fascination with aspects of Japanese life and landscape.

Included with Pay-What-You-Can admission.

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