Gazing at the Contemporary World _ Japanese Photography from 1970’s to the Present, a photography exhibition showcasing contemporary photography of Japan, from the 1970s to the present day, opened on the 11th of September 2013.
The exhibition includes 76 photographs by 23 Japanese leading and established photographers such as Nobuyoshi Araki, Daido Moriyama, Takashi Homma, Norio Kobayashi and Masato Seto. Focusing on everyday Japan instead of what the media usually depicts the images range from a simple refrigerator to something as significant as an image of the aftermath of the 1995 Kobe earthquake.
The exhibition as the title suggests, follows the changes in Japan form the 1970’s to the present. A reporter of The Star, Dinesh, said in his article after seeing the exhibition, “It is always good to pause and look back through the veil of time at how a country has changed over the years.”
After a short speech from H.E. Mr. Shigeru Nakamura and YBhg Datuk Hj. Salleh Bin Yusup, Datuk himself officiated the opening of the photography exhibition.
The exhibition was displayed from the 11thof September till the 30th of October 2013 in the Perpustakaan Kuala Lumpur (KL Library) and then moved on to Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah, Universiti Sains Malaysia from the 8th November to the 14th of December 2013.