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Artist talk followed by a reception at the Cooley Gallery.
American photographer Leo Rubinfien ’74 grew up in Japan and came to Reed College from Tokyo in 1970, traveling back and forth on school holidays. As a young Westerner immersed in Asian life, he developed a strong awareness of the cultural hybridity of post-war Japan, the connections between Japan and America seeming as vivid to him as their differences. What their two cultures merged to produce was new and indescribable, yet graspable through sight and sensation.
Apart from his work as a photographer, Rubinfien has also produced important articles on major photographers, and on the personal and social contexts of his own work, as well as essays on photographers whose work he has curated—notably, Shomei Tomatsu (Skin of the Nation, Yale University Press / San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2004), and Garry Winogrand (Garry Winogrand, Yale University Press / San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2013).
More information on the exhibition may be found here. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 5:30pm
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