This exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, entitled Japan's Modern Divide: The Photographs Of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto, presents the work of these two photographers whose careers spanned much of the twentieth century, or the Showa Era (1926–1989) as it is known in Japan. Hiroshi Hamaya (1915–1999) and Kansuke Yamamoto (1914–1987) began as teenagers to experiment with various formal approaches and techniques in photography. As their work matured, however, they took very different paths.
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