Last weekend we went to the Tokyo Photography Museum in Ebisu to see an exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Photography. There were five exhibitors, two of whom I was really impressed with Ken Kitano and Sohei Nishino. Highly recommended if they have an exhibition that you can get to.
Ken Kitano mostly does portrait photography. The images appear as a single person but are actually compositions of many people. The first is of a soldier in Tiananmen Square, the second a girl with a candle on Hiroshima day.
The second photographer, Sohei Nishi, had made photographic dioramas of a number of different cities - London, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Berlin, New York, Hong Kong, Istanbul. The intricate detail is captivating.