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NEW YORK

Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation

Japan Society

by MIDORI YOSHIMOTO

SHOMEI TAMATZUUntitled, from the series "Protest, Tokyo, 1968”, 2003. Thermal dye transfer print. 14.187" x 11.25”. Courtesy the artist.

"Sometimes a photographer is a passenger, sometimes a person who stays in one place. What he watches changes constantly, but his watching never changes... A photographer is someone who wagers everything on seeing." — Shomei Tomatsu, 1975

Deeply resonant statements like this mark each section in the retrospective exhibition of Shomei Tomatsu (b. 1930), one of…

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