I must have the best job in the world — some days it really feels like that. Like the day last month when I got to watch while three of Japan’s top photographers reviewed several thousand works by up-and-coming young photographers from around the world.
My expression may be serious but I was feeling like the luckiest fly on the wall as I listened to their comments and observed how they look at photographs. It was quite an education.
If you’re in Tokyo Aug. 9-24, please PLEASE stop by the the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography to see the “Young Portfolio” exhibit. Admission is free, the museum is well air-conditioned, and they’ll even send you home with a mini-catalog with all the photographs — a great tool for following the artists later.
As a little preview, here’s one image from the exhibition: