Monday, 21 November 2011

The Child Within Us

The relentless rain on saturday was a very good excuse to dip into an exhibition. There was one that I'd wanted to see for a while at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Ebisu, so Neil and I decided to go.

This is the third exhibition in a series of three, that uses images of children to document our changing world. The images were carefully chosen from over 26,000 photographs, from World War II to recent times. This specific exhibition portrays how images of children during times of war have been used to provoke reaction and emotion in viewers, and was broken up into themes. One theme just focused on children's eyes and the knowing or emotion that seems to emanate from them, but the overriding feel was the innocence of children and their ability to laugh and play, even in extreme circumstances.

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