Photograph attributed to Adlolfo Farsari, "Betto (groom)," hand coloured photograph, n.d. From the Hall Collection of 19th Century Photographs of Japan.
Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
April 4 to June 7, 2009
The Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton captures one of the most important periods in Japanese history with its exhibition Koshashin, April 4 to June 7. From the Hall Collections of early Japanese photography, one of the largest in existence, it shows a time when both photography and Japan were modernizing quickly. Shot by both western and Japanese photographers mostly between 1852 and 1868, the collection was built by Edmontonian Arlene Hall, and has rarely been seen.