Meiji-era Japanese Photography at the Museum of Photography in Berlin

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Ongoing at Berlin’s Museum of Photography through January 10, 2016, “Pale Pink and Light Blue: Japanese Photography from the Meiji Period (1868-1912)” offers visitors a nuanced glimpse at the nascent but rapidly growing image-making industry in Japan that borrowed certain aesthetic cues from pioneering woodblock printers like Hiroshige and Hokusai, while looking forward to how photographic practice during this time was also influenced by Western art.

The exhibition showcases some 250 photographs from the Meiji period, mostly drawn from Berlin’s state museums, by Nagasaki-based Ueno Hikoma and Uchida Kuichi, Yokohama-based Felice Beato, Baron Raymond von Stillfried-Rathenicz, Adolfo Farsai, and Kusakabe Kimbei, and Tokyo-based Ogawa Kazumasa.

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