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.
Admission: £200/£180 members & concessions
Photograph: Courtesy of the artis