Jun Fujita: Oblivion Catalog Release Party


Take home a piece of Chicago history as the Poetry Foundation releases the new catalog for Jun Fujita: Oblivion, a book that extends the Poetry Foundation’s 2017 exhibition. The first Japanese American photojournalist, Fujita documented some of Chicago’s most infamous moments, including the S.S. Eastland disaster, the Chicago race riots, and the St. Valentine’s Day massacre. Fujita was also an accomplished English-language tanka poet, and Poetry magazine regularly published his work. Come for a discussion of Fujita’s life and legacy; panelists include Nobuko Chikamatsu-Chandler, Takako Day, Graham Lee, and Nadine Nakanishi, with curators Katherine Litwin and Fred Sasaki. Guests will take home a catalog and keepsake print designed by Nadine Nakanishi.

Cosponsored by the Japanese American Service Committee

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Friday, February 1, 2019, 6:30 PM

Japanese American Service Committee
4427 North Clark Street
Free Admission