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.
I was there to research an article for Artscape Japan. They were there to select photographs for the “Young Portfolio” of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts.
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:
I wish I could see the show. It sounds fascinating.