The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to announce this event in association with Photo London. Simon Baker, Curator, International Art (Photography), Tate, and Michael Hoppen, Owner and Founder of Michael Hoppen Gallery, discussed the photographic creativity and innovation emerging from contemporary Japanese photo artists.
Photo London was created to give London an international photography event befitting the city’s status as a global cultural capital. Founded in 2015, it has already established itself as a catalyst for London’s dynamic photography community. From the capital’s major museums, to its auction houses, galleries large and small, right into the burgeoning creative communities in the East End and South London, Photo London harnesses the city’s creative talent and brings the world’s leading photographers, curators, exhibitors, dealers and the public to celebrate the medium of photography.
About the contributors
Michael Hoppen is the owner and founder of The Michael Hoppen Gallery. He has been involved in photography for over 40 years. The Michael Hoppen Gallery opened in 1992, followed by Shine Gallery in 2000. Both galleries are committed to photography in all its forms and the gallery holds regular exhibitions in 19th, 20th and 21st Century photography. The Michael Hoppen Gallery and Michael Hoppen Contemporary is wholly dedicated to the exhibition and publishing of photography and the gallery is dedicated to a high degree of excellence to promote the gallery’s core values in the appreciation of all photographic disciplines. The gallery has specialised in 20th C Japanese photography since 2006 and continues to find new and fascinating artists such as Sohei Nishino to the attention of collectors around the world.
Simon Baker is Curator of International Art and the first Curator of Photography at Tate. Since his appointment in 2009 he has worked on acquisitions, displays of the permanent collection and exhibitions at both Tate Modern and Tate Britain, and in advisory roles for Tate St Ives and Tate Liverpool. Major exhibitions on which he has worked include William Klein + Daido Moriyama (2012) andConflict, Time, Photography (2014). His research interests encompass many aspects of the history of photography from the nineteenth century to the present day, with focuses on early to mid-twentieth century modernist photography (within and beyond Europe), the post-war avant-garde in Japan and many aspects of contemporary photographic practice.