Ishiuchi Miyako: Postwar Shadows
At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center
October 6, 2015–February 21, 2016 

Self-taught photographer Ishiuchi Miyako (Japanese, born 1947) stunned the Japanese photography establishment in the late 1970s with grainy, haunting, black-and-white images of Yokosuka—the city where Ishiuchi spent her childhood and where the United States established an important naval base in 1945. Fusing the personal and political in her work, Ishiuchi interweaves her identity with the complex history of postwar Japan that emerged from “shadows” cast by American occupation. Presenting photographs made over the last forty years, this exhibition includes Ishiuchi’s most recent series, ????/hiroshima, seventy years after the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Image Caption: Yokosuka Story #98 (detail), 1976-77, Ishiuchi Miyako, gelatin silver print. Collection of the Yokohama Museum of Art. © Ishiuchi Miyako. Digital file © Yokohama Museum of Art

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