Compared to paintings, there are few famous photographic works. For paintings, even those who are not in the habit of viewing paintings will think of the Mona Lisa with her enigmatic smile when Leonardo da Vinci is mentioned, or the Girl with a Pearl Earring wearing a blue turban when Vermeer is mentioned, or the extremely deformed figure with his ears covered when one hears the word "Munch." However, there are few works in photography that are familiar to everyone. If you are a photography enthusiast, Henri Cartier-Bresson's photographs of men trying to jump over a puddle of water, William Eggleston's photographs of tricycles, and Daido Moriyama's photographs of rough surfaces may come to mind, but these are not sensations that everyone has.
The same is true when it comes to the presence of art museums. Compared to the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Ueno or the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in Kiba, the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum in Yebisu has an insignificant presence. The museum's library, which is open to all and offers free access to the museum's collection of photography books, photographic critiques, and books on the history of photography and film, is not very popular. On the exterior wall of the museum, there is a large print of Robert Doisneau's "Kiss by the Hotel de Ville," which is probably one of the few famous photographic works in the museum.
|Dec 2022 IN THE CITY TOKYO|
|ARTWORK MUSEUM SUNNY SPOT WALL YEBISU|
December 8, 2022
RICOH GR III