Sundaram Tagore Singapore presents a retrospective of iconic images by renowned Magnum photographer Hiroji Kubota. The artist will be on hand to discuss his work, including his travels in North Korea, during the opening reception and a Saturday-afternoon talk.
More than one hundred of the artist’s images will be on view, including color dye-transfer prints photographed between 1978 and 2003 and black-and-white platinum prints from 1961 to 1989. Kubota traveled the globe to capture historic events and gained rare access to countries including North Korea and China in the 1970s when travel was still restricted. His images range from meditative scenes of Burmese monks by Myanmar’s sacred golden rock to candid portraits of North Korean youth learning to sing.
Rooted in his experience of Japan, ravaged by destruction and famine at the end of World War II, Hiroji Kubota’s work is characterized by a desire to find beauty and honor in human experience. He was born in Tokyo in 1939 and began his career assisting Magnum photographers René Burri, Burt Glinn and Elliott Erwitt on their visit to Japan in 1961 before becoming a Magnum photographer himself. Over a span of more than five decades, he produced major bodies of work on the United States, Japan, China, North and South Korea and Southeast Asia.
Opening reception with the artist: Thursday, June 1, 7 to 9 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday June 3, 3 pm
Venue: STG Singapore, 5 Lock Road 01-05, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108933
When: 1 Jun - 16 Jul 2017,