Art and Conversation

Friday, July 28, 2006
Change, Uncertainty, and Ambiguity: The Photographs of Shomei Tomatsu

Date + Time

Friday, July 28, 2006
noon - 1:00 p.m.


Koret Visitor Education Center


Tomatsu came of age in postwar Japan, amid a culture shattered by World War II. His photographs of people, cities, and landscapes respond to momentous events, but in a poetic style. Tomatsu's pictures are expressive, symbolic, and deliberately ambiguous rather than simply documentary. Join Gand in an exploration of Tomatsu's distinctive visual language, considering the transformations of his art and his culture over a span of 50 years. The discussion will include a visit to the galleries to engage closely with the photographs.


Elizabeth Gand, curatorial associate, photography, SFMOMA

Admission + Ticketing

Free with Museum admission.