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Finding the Task of Representation in the Works of Yokoyama Matsusaburo

Venue: Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square, 106

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Yokoyama Matsusaburo (1838-1884) is noted as one of the pioneers of photography in Japan. His commercial, technical, and educational investment in photography paved ways for the second generation of photographers in the capital of Tokyo. This talk situates his pursuit of shashin aburae(a combination of photography/oil painting) and photolithography in the context of dynamic and shifting landscape of reproductive technologies in nineteenth-century Japan. Specifically, it wants to ask, how and to what extent Yokoyama's ideas for reproduction are couched in his concern for individuality.  

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  • Maki Fukuoka -

    School of Fine Art, Art History & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds