The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles presents “TOKYO Before/After,” a new exhibition featuring 80 works by photographers who had captured images of Tokyo in the 1930 and ‘40s in juxtaposition with photos taken after 2010, on view until Sept. 29.
During the era prior to World War II, Tokyo began to take form and photographers used their art to capture vibrant images of urban space where tradition and modernity clashed. However, since 2011, the city has had to confront the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami, and is further undergoing a transformation for the 2020 Olympic Games. By exploring the photographs of these two periods, the past, present and future image of Tokyo emerges.
Admission to the exhibition is free. Street parking is available.
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles is located at 5700 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 100. For information, visit jflalc.org.