In the last event in a short programme on the occasion of the end of Ishiuchi Miyako at Stills, join us in the gallery for a talk by curator and writer Lena Fritsch where she surveys Japanese photography since 1945, looking at the work of Miyako and her contemporaries.

Lena Fritsch is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, and an expert on Japanese art and photography. In 2018 Fritsch published the first overview on Japanese photography in English: 'Ravens & Red Lipstick: Japanese Photography since 1945' (English version with Thames & Hudson and Japanese version with Seigensha). Her PhD and book 'The Body as a Screen: Japanese Art Photography of the 1990s' (2011) examined the human body as a motif in Japanese photographic art of the 1990s. Fritsch recently co-curated the critically acclaimed exhibition 'Tokyo: Art & Photography' (2021) at the Ashmolean and teaches courses on Japanese art at the University of Oxford and V&A.

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    23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, UK

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