A photo exhibition where you can enjoy masterpieces of the 20th century, “The Origin of Street Photography”, will be held at Ginza Hikohiko Gallery from April 30th

Ota Kosan Co., Ltd. will hold the 3rd Ota Kosan Collection Exhibition, "The Origin of Street Photography," at Ginza Hikohiko Gallery from April 30 to May 26, 2024.

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In the mid-20th century, there were photographers who captured scenes from everyday life as they pleased, expressing themselves freely. Moved by the power of photography, they pressed the shutter with complete concentration, capturing in their work the joys and hopes of people, and sometimes their sorrows and anguish, and a wide range of other emotions, without distortion. They produced many street photographs that were simple and pure, without any flashiness or intrusiveness that would deeply move people, and that people could easily empathize with.

The 3rd Ota Kosan Collection Exhibition will be divided into two halves over a four-week period, with works rotated to allow visitors to see a wide variety of works by a variety of artists. The first half will feature a total of 62 works by renowned French photographers, including Robert Doisneau's "Kiss in front of the City Hall," Edouard Boubat's "Petite fille aux feuilles mortes," and Henri Cartier-Bresson's "Hyeres, France." The second half will fill the gallery space with 53 works by Fan Ho, a master of Asian street photography. The exhibition is officially recognized by the Fan Ho Foundation and the Hong Kong Blue Lotus Gallery.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

[Exhibition details]
Exhibition name: 3rd Ota Kosan Collection Exhibition "The Origin of Street Photography"
Period: April 30th to May 26th, 2024 Venue: Ginza Hikohiko Gallery Location: 2nd floor, Ohta Kosan Ginza M&S Building, 4-13-11 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Admission fee: 1,000 yen (tax included)
Time: 10:30-18:30
Closed: Every Monday Access: 5 minutes walk from Ginza Station Exit 7, 30 seconds walk from Higashi-Ginza Station Exit 5

<First half: April 30th to May 12th, 2024>
Main exhibited artists and works: Robert Doisneau
-Kissing in front of the Hotel de Ville, Paris, 1950
-Brothers, 1934
-Fox Terrier on the Bridge of Arts, 1953
-Thinking, 1956
– Sidelong, 1948
-Last Waltz of the Paris Festival, 1949 and 16 other works

Kissing in front of the Paris City Hall

・Edouard Boubat
-The little boy who died, 1947
-Lella, Bretagne, 1948
-Hermanos Gonzalez, Spain, 1956
-Portugal's Women, 1958
-Foins Cahors, 1959
14 more

・Elliott Erwitt “California Kiss”
・Helmut Newton “Rue Aubriot (i), Yves St. Laurent, Haute Couture Collection”
・Henri Cartier-Bresson "Hyeres, France"
・Henri Cartier-Bresson “Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare”
・Werner Bischof “Courtyard of the Meiji shrine. Tokyo”
・William Klein “Gun 1, New York”
・Willy Ronis “Les Amoureux de la Bastille”
・Sebastiao Salgado “Fireball, Greater Burhan Oil Field”

●Other exhibiting artists
Rene Groebli, Bruce Davidson, Helen Levitt, Louis Stettner, Sabine Weiss

<Second half: May 14th to May 26th, 2024>
●Exhibiting Artists and Works: Fan Ho
-On the Stage of Life
-Lines and Forms
-Afternoon Chat
-Approaching Shadow
-As Evening Hurries By
-It Rains
-Her Study
-Hong Kong Venice
-His Dream
40 other items

Afternoon Chat

Approaching Shadow

The exhibited works may be subject to change.

The following photo books will also be available for sale during the exhibition period.
(All prices include tax)

Robert Doisneau: “The Best of Doisneau”
(paper bag)
Price: 2,980 yen

The Best of Doisneau

Fan Ho: “Photography. My Passion. My Life.”
(hard cover)
Price: 22,000 yen. Includes a Japanese translation of Fan Ho's English commentary on the evolution of his photographic style, some of his works, and his techniques.

Photography. My Passion. My Life.

Fan Ho: “Portrait of Hong Kong”
(hard cover)
Price: 22,000 yen. Includes a Japanese translation of the English text that contains a brief biography of Van Ho from his birth to the end of his career.

Portrait of Hong Kong

Fan Ho Photo Book Set of 2 Price: 38,000 yen

A set of “Photography. My Passion. My Life.” and “Portrait of HongKong”

Quantities are limited.
If you are interested, please purchase as soon as possible.

■About Ohta Kosan Co., Ltd. Ohta Kosan Co., Ltd. was established in 1988 as a holding company for the listed company Jason Co., Ltd.
Since then, the company has developed its business around real estate management, owning office buildings and condominiums in prime locations in central Tokyo.

■About Ginza Hikohiko Gallery This is a rental gallery operated by HN Planning Co., Ltd.
It opened in 2022 with the aim of further promoting arts and culture.

[Ginza Hikohiko Gallery Details]
Website: https://hikohikogallery.com/
Location: 2nd floor, Ohta Kosan Ginza M&S Building, 4-13-11 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
(30 seconds walk from Exit 5 of Higashi-Ginza Station, 5 minutes walk from Ginza Station)
TEL: 03-6264-3355
Business hours: 10:30-18:30
Regular holiday: Every Monday

The first Ota Kosan Collection Exhibition

Scene from the 2nd Ota Kosan Collection Exhibition 1

Scenes from the 2nd Ota Kosan Collection Exhibition 2

[The 3rd Ota Kosan Collection Exhibition] Press release

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