Art & Design

Course : Photographies in Japan

1 February - 22 March 2017, London

This 8-week evening course introduces participants to the key moments and issues of concern relevant to the history of, and recent developments in, photography in Japan. It spans early uses of photography in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the modernist practices of the 1920s and ‘30s, as well as the post-war and contemporary periods.

Navigating through the richness and diversity of photographic practices in Japan, the course combines in-depth analysis of individual bodies of work with reflections on the wider contextual issues that frame them, including the socio-political, art historical and theoretical issues specific to the country.

All the sessions are presented by art historian and lecturer Jelena Stojkovic. Jelena holds MA in History of Art from SOAS and PhD in Photography from the University of Westminster. She was a Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo and teaches across Fine Art and Photography courses at the University of the Arts London (Camberwell and LCC). Her book, titled Surrealism and Photography in 1930s Japan: The Impossible Avant-Garde is forthcoming from I.B. Tauris.


Further details available from The Photographers’ Gallery’s website.


Admission: £200/£180 members & concessions


Photograph:  Courtesy of the artis

1 February-22 March 2017, Wednesday  evenings, 18.30-20.00,

The Photographers’ Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW


Tel: 020 7087 9300

The Photographers’ Gallery