New Photography, an artistic movement in 1930s Japan, was greatly influenced by German New Objectivity. Taking the mechanical features of the camera and the lens, photographers tried to create unique images that could only be made with photography. This was a big departure from the pictorialism that dominated the photography world until then. Despite the movement ultimately giving way to postwar realist photography, prints from the renowned magazine “Koga” and other New Photography publications still remain and will be on display at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum for a limited time.
Until May 6, closed on Mondays. 10am–6pm, –8pm on Thursdays and Fridays. ¥700 adult/¥600 student, etc.
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum 3F Exhibition Gallery, Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku. Nearest Station: Ebisu.