Tokyo at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Moriyama and Tomatsu, the exhibition


Explore the works of two great masters of post-war Japanese photography at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, thanks to CultureSecrets passes. In the Marais district, you will discover the exhibition "Moriyama - Tomatsu: Tokyo", a double retrospective tribute to both the artists and to the friendship and cultural exchanges between Japan and France.

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The exhibition was conceived by artists Daido Moriyama and his mentor, Shomei Tomatsu - before the latter's death in 2012 - as a way to celebrate their city, Tokyo. Drawing their inspiration from wanderings through the city's streets and with its inhabitants, they detected the peculiarities of Japanese society and its mores and immortalized them in photography that broke with the standards of the time.

On the two main floors of the MEP, the exhibition presents more than 400 works, most of them for the first time in Paris, in this temple of photography. The institution has taken the ambitious gamble of bringing together exhibition spaces, a library and an auditorium in a single location. Inaugurated in 1996, the MEP presents major historical and contemporary photographers and supports emerging talents through monographic and group exhibitions.

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Until October 24th.
You will receive your ticket by mail, on working days.
5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75 004 Paris
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Time-stamped reservation is not necessary.

Shomei Tomatsu, Photographer Daido Moriyama, 1975 © Shomei Tomatsu - INTERFACE 
Shomei Tomatsu, Hairstyle, Yamanote Line, 1969 © Shomei Tomatsu - INTERFACE

5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75 004 Paris
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