Photograph by Jun Fujita of fractured tree stumps in sandy environment. Black and white photo

This exhibition presents photographs and ephemera from the poet Jun Fujita (1888-1963). Fujita is an English-language tanka poet who published regularly in Poetry during the 1920s. The first Japanese-American photojournalist, he is responsible for the most famous photos of the Eastland disaster, the Chicago race riots of 1919, and the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, among others. This show explores his lesser-known landscapes and includes ephemera from his life and photojournalism work.

Exhibit Hours

Monday — Friday, 11 AM — 4 PM

Select Saturdays, 10 AM — 3 PM

April 15

May 13

Select Evenings, 4 PM — 7 PM

March 21

April 18

May 16

Thursday, January 12, 2017 – Friday, May 26, 2017
Poetry Foundation 
61 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60625