EXHIBITIONS

 

ORIENTALIST PHOTOGRAPHY: JAPAN IN THE BAKUMATSU-MEIJI PERIOD, 1868 - 1912
SEPTEMBER 24, 2008 - JANUARY 4, 2009

» view the Orientalist Photography photo album

On March 23 of this year, The Lab’s website was hacked by a precocious teenager. He peppered the site with snide comments, one of which stated that the exhibitions at The Lab are so “obscure” and “out of touch” that we might as well “show nineteenth century sumo wrestlers.”

So that’s what we’re doing. We contacted Mark Sink, Denver’s photography maven; it turns out that Mark’s great-grandfather, the New York society photographer James L. Breese, had a collection of nineteenth-century photographic prints from Japan. On display is the Yokohama Album, a collection of hand-tinted albumen photographs depicting studio and scenic views of Japan during the Bakumatsu - Meiji period (1868-1912).

The Lab, Belmar, Orientalist Photography

Orientalist Photography is curated by Mark Sink for The Lab at Belmar.