Frieze Masters 2022

Michael Hoppen's Highlights
Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to be exhibiting at Frieze Masters 2022, with key works by members of the iconic generation of Japanese photographers who rose to prominence during the post-war period.
The majority of works in our selection were acquired directly from the artist's studio or estate, reflecting the direct and in many cases exclusive representation that we have cultivated over the course of more than two decades of commitment to Japanese photography. 

These pioneering artists defined themselves in opposition to the schools of Pictorialism and Documentary photography that had prevailed in the first half of the 20th century. The fruits of this generation’s efforts to innovate new modes of expression, rejecting ideology in favour of a fresh subjectivity and questioning the nature of photographic truth itself, are now lauded as heralding Japan’s ‘Golden Age of Photography’, and this work has become a focal point for scholars and collectors alike.
October 10, 2022
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