Trace and Memory: Memorial Photography in Modern Japan

March 9, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Moore Hall 258 Add to Calendar

Public Lecture by Prof. Morihiro Satow, Doshisha University. In modern Japan, memorial photographs have played a significant role in funerals, memorial services, and the everyday lives of the bereaved. Typically, a portrait photograph taken during the sitter's lifetime is transformed into a memorial photograph after their death. This lecture theoretically and historically examines the function of memorial photography in modern Japan, comparing it to examples from other cultures such as Europe, Mexico, and Brazil. This event is presented both in-person and via zoom. To register for the zoom webinar, please go to:

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Center for Japanese Studies and the Art & Art History Department, Mānoa Campus

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