Seminar: From Artistry to Ethnography in Early Japanese PhotographsJanuary 9, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Moore Hall 319 (Tokioka Room), 1890 East-West Rd.
This is a public seminar from Dr. David Odo, Director of Student Programs & Research Curator of University Collections Initiatives at the Harvard Art Museums.
When is a photograph a souvenir?Â A work of art?Â Anthropological data?Â How can tourist photographs, produced to appeal to foreign visitors of â€œexoticâ€ lands, become scientific data? Based on his studies of theÂ Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnologyâ€™s collection of early photographs of JapanÂ at Harvard University,Â DavidÂ Odo, author ofÂ The Journey of â€œA Good Typeâ€: From Artistry to Ethnography in Early JapaneseÂ Photographs,Â will discuss this complicated terrain. The collectionâ€”comprised of highly aesthetic photographs expensively printed and painstakingly colored by hand in the 19th centuryâ€”constitutes a fascinating example of how â€œartâ€ and â€œscienceâ€ can intersect in a museum.Â Â
CJS events are free and open to the public. This lecture is in co-sponsorship with the Departments of Art & Art History, Anthropology, and History.
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Center for Japanese Studies, Mānoa Campus
Wednesday, January 9
Seminar: From Artistry to Ethnography in Early Japanese PhotographsMānoa Campus, Moore Hall 319 (Tokioka Room), 1890 East-West Rd.
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